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) 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

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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.
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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
26 Reviews for Classic Spaghetti Meat Sauce
I use the Hunts tomato sauce along with the Hunts original pasts sauce. I brown the ground beef and onion also add Parmesan cheese, 1/8 cup sugar and 1 tsp basil and a small amount of water. Let simmer 30 min or so. My family really likes this!
Dec 08, 2014
I made this spaghetti sauce today and it was the worst I ever tasted.... So watery and bland...will not make this anytime soon!!
Nov 07, 2014
This is a wonderful spaghetti sauce: it's easy and it's delicious. I believe my husband could eat it every evening for dinner.
Nov 05, 2014
I thought this sauce was pretty good, but I cooked it a little to long. I will try better next time
May 20, 2014
This has been my go to quick and easy sauce for years. Everytime I make it, my family eats it up. No better compliment for a cook!
May 07, 2014
I love it! I just removed the brown sugar! I don't care care for the sweetness :) I also added parsley and basil
Dec 08, 2013
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