Our Family’s Favorite Pasta Sauce

How do I get my family to eat onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and sometimes even carrots in one meal?  With a hearty pasta sauce that is meaty enough to satisfy my husband and tasty enough that my kids think vegetables are delicious.  This is just as good on spaghetti squash as it is traditional spaghetti.  It’s easy, homemade, and full of real food that you can feel good about feeding your family.  Get out your stock pot, and make this BIG batch of spaghetti sauce – some for dinner tonight and some to freeze for quick dinners on future nights.

 

hearty pasta sauce

 

I’ll admit, this recipe takes some time.  It simmers for quite a while.  But that’s pretty much all you have to do once you get it started.

It makes a FULL stockpot of spaghetti sauce, so you can freeze what you don’t use the first night and have it ready for the next time you need a quick meal.

 

A word about personalizing your recipe to fit your family:

I don’t list carrots in the ingredients but sometimes I’ll finely grate one and add it in.  Also, my husband doesn’t like mushrooms like my kids and I do, so sometimes I leave them out.  Really, you can add or subtract the bell peppers, mushrooms and carrots as you wish.  Personalize it!

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Our Family's Favorite Hearty Pasta Sauce
How do I get my family to eat onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and sometimes even carrots in one meal?  With a hearty pasta sauce that is meaty enough to satisfy my husband and tasty enough that my kids think vegetables are delicious.  This is just as good on spaghetti squash as it is traditional spaghetti.  It's easy, homemade, and full of real food that you can feel good about feeding your family. -It makes a full stock pot of sauce so you'll have plenty to freeze for another night.
hearty spaghetti or pasta sauce
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Course Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
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Ingredients
Course Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
hearty spaghetti or pasta sauce
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Instructions
  1. In a large stock pot, cook bacon until almost crisp. Crumble in the ground beef and brown.
  2. When the beef is browned all the way and the vegetables are tender, add the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue simmering uncovered for 2 hours. Stir occasionally to prevent burning on the bottom.
  4. Serve with your favorite pasta. It's also delicious with spaghetti squash.
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