Get a budget-friendly start on the meat-lovers' sauce by using ground chuck. It cooks in less than 30 minutes but tastes like it simmered all day.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In 12-inch skillet brown ground beef, onion, carrot, and garlic until meat is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain off fat.

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  • Add half-and-half. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until half-and-half is nearly evaporated. Stir in broth, then vinegar. Return to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until liquid is nearly evaporated. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, seasoning, pepper, and salt. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until thickened.

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  • Meanwhile, cook spaghetti, with 1 tablespoon salt added to water, according to package directions Drain. Serve spaghetti with sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and oregano. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

474 calories; 18 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 645 mg sodium. 53 g carbohydrates; 6 g fiber; 26 g protein; 3547 IU vitamin a; 17 mg vitamin c; 101 mg calcium; 6 mg iron;

Reviews (4)

75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 5 stars
erinob333, come now, if a person is having guests and they don't know whether or not a guest is allergic, all they have to do is ask before they prepare the dish. It's just common sense. This recipe is wonderful.
Rating: 5 stars
Perhaps Erinob33 did not read the recipe correctly because there is no wine called for; only white wine vinegar for which possibly another vinegar could be substituted.
Rating: 4 stars
Really good & really easy! But it benefitted from about 1/3 cup of cream being stirred in when off the heat. I used 1# spaghetti & a little over 1# ground beef, and there was plenty of sauce. Will make it again! Don't understand the 1st comment---does that mean that since my cousin is allergic to peanuts I should ding all recipes containing them? Rice, apple cider or white balsamic vinegars will all easily sub for white wine vinegar.
Rating: 1 stars
People who use Wine in recipes...don't take into considerate those who maybe allergic to Wine...therefore my rating of 1 star!