Mamma’s Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce


(Camille–all measurements are approximate…change at will!)


2-3 T olive oil

1 small yellow onion, diced

1/2-1 green pepper, diced

1-2 cloves garlic, diced

1 lb hamburger (or 1/2 lb turkey burger and 1/2 lb hamburger or all turkey)

1/2 cup red wine or 1/8 cup vinegar

1/2 T oregano leaves (dried)

1/2 T basil leaves (dried)

1 T dried parsley

1 T white or brown sugar

1/2 t cinnamon

salt and pepper to taste

Large can diced tomatoes

8-oz can tomato sauce

6-oz can tomato paste

tomato paste can of water


Saute onions and pepper in olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic for 30 seconds. Add meat and cook until browned. Then add red wine or vinegar. Add oregano, basil, parsley, sugar, and cinnamon…salt and pepper to taste. Stir for 30 seconds or so. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and water. Cook for 30-90 minutes. Add more spices to taste. Cook spaghetti and serve with sauce.


Nice and thick.

Love you Mom!!!