Classic Spaghetti Meat Sauce

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

  • 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

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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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taraskovtun January 02, 2016

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Rose October 26, 2015

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!!!

RachelL September 15, 2015

This recipe is delicious! Its a little sweet but my whole family loved it! Definitely doing it again. Its also super easy!

Best Spaghetti Sauce Ever August 24, 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.

Anonymous July 30, 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.

Julie May 11, 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!!!