Friday, March 25, 2011

Spicy Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti sauce from a jar is offensive. I just can't do it unless extreme circumstances (like my uncontrollable laziness) merits the jarred stuff.

My step-grandpa is from Italy and he taught my dad, who then taught me, how to make a delicious sauce.

It's really simple and the slow-cooking process makes all the flavors melt together. Yum.

I like mine with a little kick but omit the cayenne pepper and tone down the black pepper if you want it more mild. I usually make a lot so I can put 1/2 in the fridge and the other 1/2 in the freezer so it lasts longer.


Spicy Slow Cooked Spaghetti Sauce
  • Two 26 oz cans traditional spaghetti sauce (I like the Del Monte kind)
  • 1 lbs hamburger meat
  • 3 TBS cooking white wine (I'm not into the real stuff)
  • 1 TBS fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 TBS salt
  • 1 TBS italian seasoning
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • dash of onion powder
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  1. Cook up the hamburger in a skillet. Keep the excess oils for flavor.
  2. In a slow cooker or large pot, combine the hamburger, spaghetti sauce, onions, garlic and spices.
  3. Cook for a minimum of 3 hours.
  4. Adjust spices to taste at this point. Refrigerate, freeze or serve immediately.


  1. Hey stranger! I'm digging this food blog!! I will definitely be using some of these recipes, thanks!!!

  2. Oh my goodness, looks SO good!! really I am loving these pictures!

    Livy Love

  3. this is brewing as we speak!
    i would like to say, that i love this blog and i have still yet to find zucchini!!!