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My Favorite Spaghetti Sauce

You can keep it vegetarian, or add meat. All my crew prefer their sauce with cooked ground beef added in.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins


  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 large tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cans 15 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 can 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup Fresh Basil tore into small pieces OR 3-4 TBLS dried basil
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese


  • Saute onion in olive oil a few minutes then sprinkle garlic powder and continue to cook till onions are soft, do not burn
  • Mix rest of the ingredients together, minus Basil, in Large stock Pot or 5-6 Qt pan.
  • Bring to boil and lower to medium/low to simmer 30 minutes. Remove Bay Leaves.
  • Add Parmesan Cheese, mix well; Add Fresh Basil
  • cook additional 30 minutes over low heat
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