Sweet Spaghetti Sauce

    1 hour

    This looks like a regular tomato pasta sauce at first glance but it's actually sweet instead of tart or spicy. A delicious difference!

    38 people made this

    Serves: 7 

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 onion, minced
    • 1/2 green capsicum, chopped
    • 500g beef mince
    • 4 slices bacon
    • 125 mushrooms, sliced
    • 800g tomato pasta sauce
    • 185g tomato paste
    • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
    • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) white wine
    • 3/4 cup (185g) sugar
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. In a frypan over medium heat, cook onion and capsicum in oil until transparent. Add beef to onions and peppers; cook until brown. Set aside.
    2. Place bacon in a large, deep frypan. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Reserve drippings and crumble bacon. Combine drippings and crumbled bacon with the beef mixture.
    3. Add mushrooms, tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic powder and oregano. Pour in wine while stirring. Stir in sugar, then salt and pepper. Cook until hot.

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    Loved it. I didn't have some things, so I improvised. Used fresh minced garlic instead of garlic powder. I didn't have green pepper,so I left it out. I took the advice of other reviews and cut the sugar down. I added two tablespoons at a time, and it tasted right after about 6 tablespoons of sugar. I will make this again.  -  23 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Followed recommendations and cut the sugar (1/2 cup), but it was still too sweet. Also, I used fresh garlic because it's much more flavorful than the powder. Might try this recipe again, but I'll add 2 TBS of sugar, wait 10 minutes and taste. Then I'll add 1 TBS of sugar and repeat till it tastes "just right".  -  21 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this sauce tonight for my family. My husband always says that my spaghetti sauce is missing something and he isn't sure what...until I made this sauce! He tasted it and said that all it needed now was pasta! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I did use only 1/4 c. sugar; minced garlic; fresh oregano; and instead of the tomato sauce, I used a 28oz can of 'chunky crushed tomatos w/ basic, garlic and oregano plus one small can of plain tomato sauce and the tomato paste and a vermouth cooking wine.  -  19 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)