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Esther’s Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Here is a nice savory spaghetti sauce that is easy to put together, then just sits and simmers for an hour while you do other things.

The recipe was shared by our member Esther from Bedford. N. S., Canada. She says: “All of my children love this recipe. I used to use water for the liquid but find the broth gives it much more flavor.”

This spaghetti sauce recipe is very healthy. Serve it over whole wheat pasta for even greater nutrition.

In western cultures we eat tomato sauce over lots of pasta. The sauce itself is gluten free and also a wonderful diabetic recipe. If you need to eat gluten free, serve the sauce over gluten free pasta. For a wonderful diabetes recipe, I serve the sauce over quinoa or Italian meatballs and vegetables with a big salad on the side. You actually don’t miss the pasta after a while.

Easy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Esther's Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Here is a nice savory beef and vegetable spaghetti sauce that is easy to put together. It was sent in by one of our visitors. I love it.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 237 kcal


  • 1 green pepper, chopped, or color of your choice
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 ounces canned whole tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 10 ounces beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram


  • Saute the onion, mushrooms, pepper and garlic. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste. Fill the tomato can with the broth (about 10 ounces of beef broth) and add to the mixture. Put in the spices. Cook the ground beef and add to the tomato mixture. Let simmer for about an hour or a bit more.


Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 16gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 468mgPotassium: 615mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 253IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 3mg
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