Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef recipe

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef

This Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef recipe is a classic comfort food perfect for a family dinner. Made with fresh ingredients, this sauce is easy to prepare and will be sure to satisfy your taste buds.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 170
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 330mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 10g


  1. In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until browned. Drain excess fat, leaving a small amount for flavor.
  2. Add onion and garlic; continue to cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, red wine, sugar, oregano, basil, salt, black pepper, and bay leaf. Stir to combine.
  4. Bring sauce to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally. If sauce becomes too thick, add water as needed.
  5. Remove bay leaf and serve over cooked spaghetti.

Additional Notes:

  • This recipe serves 6 people.
  • Total preparation time is about 15 minutes.
  • Total cooking time is 1-2 hours.
  • This meal falls under the category of comfort food and is of Italian cuisine.

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