Mother’s pasta sauce warms heart and soul

There’s just something seriously soul-satisfying about mom’s home cooking. Brandi Kirkpatrick’s entire family swoons for her mom’s homemade spaghetti sauce. Hearty and flavorful, the sauce can be frozen until needed – a welcome treat from mom on a cold, snowy day!

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Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce

1-1/2 lbs lean ground beef

2 medium onions, finely chopped

1 large can of tomato paste

1 large can of tomato sauce

1 quart stewed tomatoes

1/2 package regular Italian sausage

1/2 package hot Italian sausage

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon parsley

1/2 teaspoon fennel seed

2 teaspoons basil

1 tablespoon sugar


In a skillet, brown beef and onions.

Broil sausage for 3 minutes on each side. Drain sausage on paper towel, slice.

Combine all ingredients in a large pot/Crock Pot and simmer for at least an hour.

“This was a staple growing up in a family of eight, six of which were male!”

–Brandi Kirkpatrick, Burley, ID (pop. 13,345)

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