Classic Spaghetti Meat Sauce Recipe

Classic Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Chunky tomato spaghetti sauce loaded with lots of ground beef and served with spaghetti

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  • 12 ounces dry spaghetti, uncooked
  • 1 pound ground sirloin beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) OR 2 cartons (14.8 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

Nutrition Information

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Serving Size: 6 servings (1-1/2 cups each)
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  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions, omitting salt.
  2. Meanwhile, cook beef with onion in large skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until beef is crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, undrained tomatoes, oil and brown sugar; blend well.
  3. Simmer covered over medium-low heat 15 minutes or until hot and flavors have blended. Drain spaghetti; serve with sauce.
Nutrition Information close
Amount per Serving
Calories 483  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 10 g 16%
Saturated fat 3 g 16%
Cholesterol 47 MG 16%
Sodium 1125 MG 47%
Carbohydrate 69 g 23%
Dietary fiber 6 g 25%
Sugars 14 g
Protein 26 g
Vitamin A   13%
Vitamin C   26%
Calcium   5%
Iron   23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Ratings & Reviews
34 Reviews for Classic Spaghetti Meat Sauce
I usually do not buy the seasoned tomatoes but usually have petite diced tomatoes on hand as I use them for so many things. I added my own oregnao, basil, onion, garlic and since I did not have any ground beef on hand I left it out. It was great!!! I will definitely make it again!!!
Oct 26, 2015
This recipe is delicious! Its a little sweet but my whole family loved it! Definitely doing it again. Its also super easy!
Sep 15, 2015
I made this sauce and was blown away by the taste from such an easy recipe. Planning to use it tonight in egg plant parmesan.
Best Spaghetti Sauce Ever,
Aug 24, 2015
I have been making this sauce for years and it's the only one my kids will eat. Absolutely delicious and I don't change anything on the recipe.
Jul 30, 2015
I usually buy Prego in the Sam's Club sized bottles and end up throwing half of it away. My kitchen is on empty and I was trying to patch together something for dinner so I didn't have to go out. Had one can of Hunts tomato sauce. I adjusted this recipe just slightly as I did not have the can of diced tomatoes. I added a pinch of sweet basil, a pinch of Italian seasoning and a pinch of garlic salt. I also used about a 1/2 tablespoon of white sugar instead of any brown. My kids LOVED this recipe. THANK YOU dollar can of Hunt's!!!
May 11, 2015
I used the recipe on the can because I had not bought any spaghetti sauce and I needed to make my son his dinner, spaghetti is his favorite. I used the recipe on the can and he said it was the best he ever had. I think that is a great review, since he eats spaghetti at least twice a week!
Apr 18, 2015

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