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Mom's Simple Spaghetti

Delicious meat sauce for a meal fit for family and company
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Spaghetti
Cuisine Italian American
Servings 4 -6


  • 1 lb 80 / 20 hamburger meat 1 large can of tomato sauce or puree 1 small can tomato paste 1 small can of water
  • 1 medium chopped onion garlic to taste about 1-2 cloves 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning or basil and oregano Salt to taste a pinch of baking soda 1 scant teaspoon sugar


  • Brown meat throughly. Drain any excess drippings. Put heat on medium. Add tomato sauce, paste and water. Stir throughly. Add seasonings. Stir throughly. Cook at a low simmer. Slow simmer for several hours, stirring frequently.
  • Serve with noodles and crusty bread.