Funny how a family can have two favorite spaghetti sauce recipes! This is the famous VandenPlas Family Spaghetti Sauce recipe - VERY mild and delicious!
Without a lot of traditional Italian seasoning ingredients, I have never called this an Italian Spaghetti Sauce, but it is very good and a favorite of the family and those that don't care for a really spicy sauce.
If Skipper is making the sauce, this is the recipe that he uses and loves. Family tradition is that anyone that finds a whole clove in their sauce has to do the dishes that night. Family fun!
WHAT INGREDIENTS MAKE THIS THE BEST HOMEMADE SPAGHETTI SAUCE?
Of all our family favorites, this is the dinner that is most often requested for birthday dinners. And as a general rule, our little ones ALWAYS request that Grandpa make "his" spaghetti sauce for their special dinners. He has a magic touch - and a special spot in his heart for this recipe that his mother used to make for favorite family dinners.
Thanks to this easy homemade Spaghetti Sauce recipe, you'll now have no need to take the shortcut with a jar of store-bought spaghetti sauce. This verision is so much better! Made with hearty beef, tomato paste and simple ingredients, it's mild but packed with flavor and sure to please even the pickiest eaters!
SPAGHETTI SAUCE SECRETS:
1-1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (12 oz.) tomato paste
1 can (12 oz.) water
3 or 4 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
salt & pepper, to taste
HOW PAPA V. MAKES THIS:
YIELD: 6 generous servings
Originally posted July 2010; revised and reposted January 2021.
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