Recipe By Nicole
Published Mar 21st
Hearty Meat Sauce
Prep 15m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 4 servings Calories 351.4

My grandmother fixed this for us growing up and I love it. It is a thick and hearty sauce for spaghetti or your favorite noodle! Of course the bread of choice would have to be Texas garlic bread!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 2 (16 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
  • 1 diced yellow pepper
  • 1 diced red bell pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes, drained
  • 6 fresh mushrooms, coarsely chopped

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until no pink shows; drain.
  2. 2 In a large pot combine browned beef and spaghetti sauce over medium heat for 5 or 10 minutes. Add yellow peppers, red peppers, canned tomatoes and mushrooms. Lower heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes, stirring every once in a while.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 351.4
  • Carbohydrate 39.3 g
  • Cholesterol 38.8 mg
  • Fat 14 g
  • Fiber 7.8 g
  • Protein 15.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.7 g
  • Sodium 1110.9 mg
  • Sugar 24.8 g


  1. Added diced onion and garlic with the meat as I browned it. For my personal bowl I added crushed red pepper flakes. Subbed the ground beef for Johnsonville Mild Italian sausage and the flavor really popped!
  2. I sauteed some fresh minced garlic and a whole diced onion that I sauteed in a little EVOO with the mushrooms before adding the rest of the ingredients. After tasting it I did add in some homemade italian seasoning. More sauce-y than meat-y. Probably not something I'd make again but good in a pinch.
  3. I would add a large chopped onion to this recipe(for onion lovers) It would have a tastier flavor!
  4. Delicious! I make this and pour it over baked garlic bread for an easy supper.
  5. I decided to try this recipe using some of my home grown tomatoes from my garden peeling and smushing them up about 2 cups worth. (I'm drowning in tomatoes!) I used it with a batch of homemade Rigatoni noodles made with my pasta maker. It was FABULOUS! So quick and easy! It's got the ease - Read more ...