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Gary’s Spaghetti Sauce

February 13, 2009

I like my foods to be bold and FULL of flavor! My spaghetti sauce is quick and delicious. My family loves it when I make this sauce. Spoon sauce generously over spaghetti noodles. Best served with generous portions of garlic toast.


  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed bay leaf


  • Place ground beef in a non-stick wok or large deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until meat is evenly brown and onion is soft and translucent. Drain excess fat. Stir in salt, black pepper, garlic, tomato paste, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Season with thyme, basil, rosemary, marjoram and bay leaf. Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.

It’s fun to “play” with foods!  If you like your sauce a little spicier, maybe add a little oregano or more basil.  If this seems a little too spicy for your liking, simply cut the amount of spices down.  It’s a great recipe to “play” with.  🙂

10 Comments leave one →
  1. February 13, 2009 12:23 AM

    OK Gary, you gotta be part Italian!
    Sounds yummy!
    I personally use the marina sauces, I buy them! Too lazy! Ha Ha
    When’s dinner?

  2. February 13, 2009 12:43 AM

    LOL…..nope, I’m about as German as you can get! I just have a very wide variety of foods that I enjoy. There are very little foods I don’t enjoy!

    Store bought marinara sauce? LUISA! What’s up with that???? LOL

  3. February 13, 2009 10:34 AM

    Dang, I’m hungry now!!! This sounds yummy. Nikki, you should make this for Jason 🙂

  4. February 13, 2009 1:05 PM

    That’s funny, I’m VERY German too.
    This sounds delish, the problem I have you see is my husband will ONLY eat Ragu traditional…no meat! An occasional meatball might land on is plate but that’s rare. I used to just make it his way. Now I make ours separate and play around with different herbs and sauces. Never have I made it completely homemade though!! I will try this! ty 🙂

  5. February 13, 2009 1:06 PM

    LMAO….Yea right!! Could you imagine??

  6. February 13, 2009 1:41 PM

    Yeah Nikki, you SHOULD make this for Jason!!

  7. February 13, 2009 1:42 PM

    Your welcome Nikki! Let me know what you thought of it!

  8. February 13, 2009 1:49 PM

    I’m so German that I bleed saur kraut and crap brats! 😉

  9. February 13, 2009 1:54 PM

    Yuck! That is so nice of you to share with all of us! Ha Ha Ha

  10. February 13, 2009 2:02 PM

    It was my pleasure Luisa…..ROFLMAO!

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