Grandma’s Simple 6 Ingredient Meat Sauce Recipe For Pasta | Sauces/Condiments

Grandma always had a jar of spaghetti sauce in her cupboard, but I honestly think it was the same throughout my childhood. The only pasta sauce I remember making cans of tomatoes and tomato paste – this recipe. So simple, yet perfect.

Sometimes I saw her throw a pinch of sugar. Sometimes she also added Italian sausages, but not often. Ground beef was the meat of choice for this meat sauce recipe. Serve it over your favorite pasta or use it to make an amazing lasagna.


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Italian food

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Total duration: 1 hour
Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 4 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Sauté ground beef and onion in a large saucepan until cooked through. Break up the meat while stirring. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for about 45 minutes. (You can add a little water if you want a thinner sauce.)

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