Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
4.50 from 2 votes

Best Spaghetti Meat Sauce Recipe

This spaghetti meat sauce recipe has incredible flavor and it's so much better than a jar sauce. It is homemade and made from scratch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best spaghetti meat sauce recipe, meat sauce recipe, spaghetti meat sauce
Servings: 6
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Bob


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt to taste
  • 1 tsp ground pepper to taste


  • Cut up the onion into small pieces and mince the garlic.
    Cut the ground beef into small pieces so the brown better in the pan.
  • Put a frying pan on medium heat and add the olive oil. Get the pan nice and hot just under the smoke point of the oil and then add the ground beef.
    Leave the beef on one side until brown then move it around until brown on all sides.
    After it is cooked go ahead and pull it and set it aside for later.
  • Add the onions and garlic to the same pan that you cooked the ground beef in.
    Saute until the onions go translucent and the garlic gives off and aroma.
    Add salt and pepper to the vegetables and add oil if they are starting to burn.
  • Add some of the tomato sauce to the pan to deglaze the pan.
    Put the ground beef that you cooked into the pan and stir. Get all the ground beef coated.
    Add the can of crushed tomato to the pan and then add the Italian seasoning. Add more salt and pepper to taste and then let the sauce simmer until it is thick sauce.
  • Cook some of your favorite spaghetti or pasta and add the meat sauce to the top of it.
    Top it off with some fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.



Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 986mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 4mg