About this recipe: This sauce may take four hours to make, but the results are really worth it. Serve over freshly cooked pasta, with or without meat. You can freeze any leftovers.
I normally don't try recipes from this website with only 2 reviews, but this one sounded interesting so I made it. I made it as directed, then transferred it to a crockpot, and let it simmer for a few hours. I also added meatballs from another recipe on this website. (To me it just isn't spaghetti without meatballs!) When eating, I wasn't sure, something seemed missing. I then re-read the recipe and realized I had totally forgot to add the sugar and had also forgotten to season with salt and pepper as directed at the end of the directions. So the next day I threw the leftovers in the crockpot, added about a tablespoon of brown sugar, some salt and pepper, and just for fun, threw in a cup of red merlot wine. Let it simmer for a couple of hours. Oh my goodness, it was amazing. Served it with multi grain pasta. My favourite spaghetti sauce recipe from this website so far. Glad I gave it a chance. ps - I also forgot to add tomato paste, and found I didn't miss it - sauce was still plenty thick enough. Next time I make, I will try adding and see if it makes a difference. - 18 Nov 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made this a couple of weeks ago, and it was my first attempt at making homemade spaghetti sauce. It was delicious! The only changes I made were to add 1/2 pound of cooked, crumbled Italian sausage and 1/2 pound of cooked hamburger. I'm making it again tonight! - 16 Mar 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Nice easy sauce Inger. I make a sauce close to this but without the chicken granuals (and with pork & beef), and since I was using this to make chicken cacciatore, I was like "bonus"! It worked out fantastic, not only for the cacciatore, but for my daughter who won't eat my normal sauce because I add beef to it....she like it on her spaghetti tonight. I cut the oil down to about 2 tbsp. Don't be afraid to add the sugar...I use brown sugar (about 2 tbsp), as it does take the acidity from the tomatoes. Thanks for the easy recipe! - 11 Sep 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)