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Spaghetti in a bowl topped with grated cheese
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5 from 1 vote

Easy Spaghetti

As delicous as it is easy to make!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta, Spaghetti
Servings: 10 People
Calories: 597kcal



For the sauce:

  • 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes canned
  • lb Ground Beef chuck (you can go leaner if that's your thing)
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage ground
  • 15 oz Tomato Sauce canned
  • 12 oz Tomato Paste canned
  • 1 cup Onion diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano dried
  • 1 tsp Thyme ground (if I just have dried I grind it in my palm before adding, but you don't have to)
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes or to taste
  • 1 Bay Leaf

For the pasta:

  • 1 lb Spaghetti dried (feel free to use whatever you want here!)


For the sauce:

  • In a large dutch oven (we love our Le Cruset!) or other large thick bottomed pot add olive oil to coat the bottom and heat to med low.
  • Add diced onions and cook until translucent stirring frequently.
  • When onions are translucent add garlic and cook while stirring for about a minute.
  • Add ground sausage and ground beef stirring to combine and avoiding large clumps (check out the meatball recipe if you're into large clumps of meat 😁)
  • Add remaining seasonings and continue to cook meat until cooked through.
  • Add tomato paste and stir to combine.
  • Add tomato sauce and stir to combine.
  • Add crushed tomatoes and stir to combine.
  • Bring to a healthy simmer stirring frequently (an apron is helpful here, this stuff will spit at you like nobody's business).
  • Reduce to low and cover. If you're adding fresh herbs, now's the time!
  • Cook for at least a couple hours, but the longer this stuff has together the better! We like to start it on a Friday or Saturday night then put it in the fridge and let it cook most of the next day. You could also transfer to a crock-pot. Make sure your low setting is low enough to keep this one from burning on the bottom, it can happen in a flash.
  • An hour or so before serving begin tasting. Canned tomatoes can vary widely and a pinch of sugar may be needed to offset the tartness of some. Also adjust spice and salt levels if needed.

For pasta:

  • Make pasta....


Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 991mg | Potassium: 1161mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1138IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 5mg