Recipe By Paul O'Connor
Published Jun 30th
Conrad’s Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 6 servings Calories 435.5

An excellent way to make spaghetti and meat sauce. Easy for small meals or family get together. Try it tonight with your favorite shape of pasta and hot, garlicky bread!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ½ onion, finely diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • ⅓ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ¼ tablespoon dried basil

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large pot with boiling salted water cook pasta until al dente. Drain.
  2. 2 Meanwhile, in a large pot cook ground beef with water over medium heat. Once beef has cooked, remove excess water with a spoon. Allow some liquid to remain to enhance flavor. Add tomato sauce, celery, green bell pepper, and soy sauce. Cook for 10 minutes. Add garlic, oregano, and basil to taste. Simmer for 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. 3 Serve meat sauce over drained and cooked pasta.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 435.5
  • Carbohydrate 45.4 g
  • Cholesterol 111.3 mg
  • Fat 17.5 g
  • Fiber 4.3 g
  • Protein 22.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.6 g
  • Sodium 373.3 mg
  • Sugar 2.5 g


  1. I added salt and pepper to taste to give it a bit more flavour and used sugar instead of soy sauce to give the sweetness of the soy.
  2. Just needed more sauce and not plain tomato sauce. I used an organic prepared tomato sauce from a jar (so like prego or ragu). Also added much more than 8oz for husbands liking. By making my own interpretation this recipe was a 5 gold stars to my husband and teenagers.
  3. I hate to say this but this is the worst spaghetti sauce recipe I have ever tasted... It was VERY VERY bland and WAY too much bell pepper for this size recipe. Needs more tomato paste salt pepper Italian Seasoning and more oregano basil garlic and less soy sauce.
  4. I am sorry to say that I did not find this recipe all that flavourful. It had all the right stuff but still tasted bland and uninteresting. I think what it needed was a helping of tomato paste to help enhance the flavour. I am going to give it another try and see what happens.
  5. I did not like this at all. It was very bland.