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Homemade Spaghetti Meat Sauce
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5 from 8 votes

Homemade Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

You’ll never use store-bought spaghetti sauce again after you learn how easy this sauce is to make and how incredibly good it is.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Beef, Pasta
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 502kcal
Author: Laura


  • 1 lb uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb Italian pork sausage crumbled
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
  • 2 14 oz cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds optional


  • Add water to a large stock pot. When the water is boiling, add the dried spaghetti. Cook until al dente, about 8-12 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, add the ground beef, sausage, onion, and herbs to a skillet and cook over medium high heat until the meat is browned. Add the minced garlic and tomato puree and stir well. Remove from heat.
  • Add the meat mixture to a 3-quart pot. Add the tomatoes and the rest of the spices. Stir it all together.
  • Allow to simmer for 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours with the lid on.


Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 662mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg