Mama’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Mama’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Mama’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce


  • 1/2 lb hamburger
  • 3/4 c onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 lb cooked bacon, diced
  • 1 t salt (we like to use mineral salt or Lawry’s garlic salt)
  • 1/8 t pepper
  • 2 t sugar (I have been using Stevia in place of the sugar)
  • 1-2 c. chopped baby spinach, optional
  • 1-2 c. chopped veggies, optional
  • 1 t Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 c water
  • 1-6oz can tomato paste
  • 1-8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c olives
  • sliced mushrooms, optional
  • Parmesan cheese, optional
  • nutritional yeast, optional


Brown beef, bacon, garlic, and onion together, drain. (I usually throw in the mushrooms too.)

Add remaining ingredients (except olives) to beef.

Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

Add olives, if desired.

Cover and simmer 15 minutes more.

Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles or over zucchini noodles.

Sprinkle with cheese and yeast, if desired.

I usually double this recipe for our family!

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