Quick Beef Spaghetti Sauce

    35 minutes

    I like my pasta sauce a little sweet so I came up with this. I never make it exactly the same way twice. Try varying the spices for different flavours.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g lean beef mince
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 800g tomato pasta sauce
    • 1/4 cup white sugar
    • 65g butter
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 1/4 tablespoon dried basil
    • salt to taste
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 pinch garlic powder

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Saute the beef and onion. Drain.
    2. Stir in the tomato sauce, butter and sugar. Add the oregano, basil, salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Cook over low heat until hot.

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    I followed the recipe exactly and it was too sweet to eat. It is a decent base recipe for sauce but with a 1/4 cup of sugar it was inedible.  -  02 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was my first time cooking a full meal for my family, and it was a huge sucess. I was able to do something my mother and super-cheif aunt could'nt do, make a spaghetti sauce from scrach. All the high praises mean alot to a 20 year college guy. Thank you.  -  30 Nov 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Nice recipe! My husband couldn't have enough of it. I didn't use butter, included 3 cloves of garlic in olive oil while cooking the beef, & added red peppers with the rest of the ingredients. Next time I won't use as much sugar.  -  09 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)