One of my absolute favorite meals growing up, besides pizza, is spaghetti.  Even now Pegs will make sure to have sauce ready for when I come home so we can enjoy a big meal together.  When asking family members for recipes for my frame, Grandmom sent back the spaghetti recipe since she knew it was a favorite.  I didn’t even realize that hers was slightly  different than what I grew up on — I was a picky eater.

Grandmom’s Spaghetti Sauce


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 1/2 C chopped onion
  • 3/4 C chopped green pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3, 8oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1, 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1/3 C water
  • 1 T worcester sauce
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • dash of pepper

Brown the ground beef and drain the fat.  Then mix all the ingredients in a big pot and simmer for at least an hour, covered and stirring occasionally.  Cook some noodles and top them with sauce and parmesan!

Edits: The version of the recipe I have from my mom doesn’t include onion or peppers.  This time around we added some mushrooms to the mix, Hunter’s request. There’s also a dash of red pepper flakes and some parsley, for good measure.


I hope you enjoy this spaghetti meat sauce as much as our family does!


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