This was great. My husband loved this recipe. "Just what he wanted!" for a good meaty spaghetti sauce. I did not have sausage and doubled the hamburger meat. Letting it simmer with the lid off really lets it get thick. It has the right amount of sweetness to it. I will definitely make this again and again.
Sicilian Spaghetti Sauce
GretaAnne Posted: 02/02/10
NutsinNormal Posted: 01/26/09
I really liked the flavors of this sauce-- rich and aromatic, but not too sweet. I didn't have ground beef on hand, so I used sausage only, halving the remaining ingredients. The only change I made was to throw in some pesto from the freezer for a little extra flavor. This one's a winner!
cheryllgraham Posted: 05/10/09
I substituted 1/2 of the water for red wine. It turned out so good, this is now our favorite spaghetti sauce recipe. We make it twice a month and for special occasions. Its good with a salad and parmesan garlic bread.
ibe1cent Posted: 01/14/11
This spaghetti sauce was outstanding. I made it for guests without trying it out on my husband first and it was a hit. I've served it several times now for dinner parties and have received numerous requests for the recipe. The recipe also freezes well.
LizzyB26 Posted: 07/31/11
This was a really good sauce! Made it for the guys and they loved it! I have some left over and I am going to make a lasagna with it tomorrow, Hubby can't wait! (I also used one cup of red wine in place of water, YUM!
Hannelize Posted: 07/22/11
Oh my, is this good! Mine is still cooking on the stove - has about another half hour to go, but I can hardly keep my tasting spoon out of the pot!
stacey4808 Posted: 02/05/12
I made this exactly as stated with the slight change of using turkey Italian sausage. This was outstanding and my wife totally flipped. Used only 1/4 tsp of red pepper to keep the heat down for her and my daughter and the sauce didn't miss a beat. Served this with steamed asparagus drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I did use linguine and think it is the right choice. Spaghetti would be fine but I think a wider noodle is better.
LilyCamden Posted: 06/05/13
This has been a huge hit in my family. This is my go-to recipe for big family events or whenever someone needs a meal. It also freezes very well.