Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour
Makes 6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook first 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well. Return beef mixture to pan. Stir in tomato sauce and next 8 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 30 minutes.

Step 2

Add pasta; cover and simmer, stirring often, 20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Serve with cheese, and garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

February 09, 2016

February 09, 2016
Then let it simmer longer.

April 10, 2015
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Lindsayglacy's Review

February 26, 2010
THIS WAS SOOOO GOOD!!! It was one of those dishes that you want to keep eating, but are too full. My entire family loved it too! I will only use this spaghetti recipe from now on. I didn't cook the sauce as long as the recipe called for. I cooked it for about 10 minutes, then added the noodles. I served it with a green salad and garlic bread. I will absolutely make this again!

JonSobel's Review

September 02, 2013
My family and I loved this recipe. The sauce was outstanding. This is a family favorite. We did all the steps exactly how they were except we added a little less chile powder. Other than that we had an excellent dinner that we shared with our friends.

nolamom's Review

July 07, 2009
This was GREAT! I loved it for a weeknight..serve with crusty bread and butter and a salad or green vegetable and sprinkle with fresh-grated Parm for a perfect family meal. My kids LOVED it and the leftovers were a hit too. And the best part -- super quick for a weekday meal and only one pot to wash up. My go-to spaghetti recipe from now on!

mary1b's Review

May 22, 2010
i made this and really liked the convience of it being all in one pot and it was very easy to husband and i really enjoyed it,i passed the leftovers on to my daughter and son in law and they gave it a big thumbs up also.


July 14, 2018
My 11 year old made this and we were so thrilled! I’ve always made my spaghetti sauce from scratch and I was a little scared to try anything new. To my amazement, it was really good!

KC2633's Review

July 24, 2010
This is a nice basic recipe for a quick uncomplicated weeknight family dinner. It is one that even fussy kids will eat. Think better tasting hamburger helper type dish. I swapped out the tomato juice for beef stock to cut some of that acidity. Serve it up with a veggie and some salad and you're good to go!

SharonHuddle's Review

November 06, 2013