Today, I want to share my mom's classic spaghetti sauce recipe. My mom is one of the best cooks I know, and her spaghetti is one of my favorite meals of all time. Seriously, I requested it for my birthday meal more than once.

It’s easy to make and freezes well, so I try to always have a batch in my freezer. The recipe makes enough for a crowd (maybe 8-10?), so I can usually freeze half every time I make it.


  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey*
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 3 cans tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp steak sauce
  • 2 cups canned tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 or 1 tsp basil
  • 2 dash parsley
  • 2 dash cayenne pepper
  • Brown beef. Drain excess fat, but leave a little.
  • Add onion, cook until a couple minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute or two, until onion is clear.
  • Add everything else, and cook on low for hours.

*= Mom uses ground beef, but I switched to ground turkey – it’s both cheaper and healthier. Some people can taste a difference, but in a recipe that’s so flavorful, I can’t.

That’s it! Super easy. And oh so good!

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Published by Emma Myrick