Spaghetti Sauce Italiano

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“This is the "real thing" and not a 10 minute sauce. The recipe has been in the family for generations and never fails to please. The longer you cook it, the better it tastes, but don't forget to refrigerate overnight and reheat the next day. Recipe can be doubled by doubling all ingredients.”
3hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, add red pepper flakes in olive oil, stir 1 minute.
  2. Sauté onion and green pepper in olive oil at medium heat.
  3. Add garlic and sauté 2 minutes.
  4. Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, mushrooms, sugar, and red wine.
  5. Stir in spices, cover, and simmer, stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. After 2 hours, add more wine if sauce is too thick and re-season.
  7. Sauce should cook on low heat for at least 3 hours.
  8. Remove from heat, cool, and refrigerate overnight.
  9. The next day, heat sauce over low-medium heat.
  10. Add 1 lb of your favorite meatballs or sausages.
  11. If adding 1 lb of meatballs and sausages, double sauce recipe.
  12. Serve with your favorite pasta, grated cheese, red wine, and crusty bread.

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