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

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.

February 09, 2016

February 09, 2016
Then let it simmer longer.

April 10, 2015
kathym50 - I am interested in your changes; what is the best way to call you?

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.

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!

easy and good

February 11, 2016
Easy to make, delicious, family favorite.  I use whole grain noodles to cut carbs and there is no difference.  It could use a little more spice, I add a hickory blend.

lcarol127's Review

March 08, 2015
I jus tried this tonight. I did not have Tomato juice, used 4 cups diced tomatoes and excluded the water. This was outstanding, great flavor and easy to prepare. Will make again!

stacey4808's Review

October 02, 2014

kathym50's Review

April 07, 2014
This recipe is sooooo fun !!!! How can you not like cooking the pasta with the sauce all in one pot! Reminds me of the Kraft recipe for lasagna - no pre cookig of the noodles, even though you are not using the no cook noodles. I augmented and added some of the ingredients and spices to our taste. Anybody wants to know, call me or rsvp and I will be happy to share. Yummy!