Best Spagetti Sauce

Best Spaghetti Sauce

A hot bowl of spaghetti is the ultimate comfort food.  And we all know that the sauce is what makes it!  This spaghetti sauce recipe is one that rivals Olive Garden’s sauce.  It uses some ready made Prego sauce, but it’s doctored up to be even more delicious!  It has some unusual ingredients, but trust me.  It’s AWESOME!

1 ½ lbs. ground beef ½ lb. mild Italian sausage 1 large can Italian style, stewed tomatoes 6 oz. V-8 juice 1 jar Prego spaghetti sauce 1 envelope dry onion soup mix ½ c. grape jelly (I know it sounds weird, but trust me!)

Brown beef and sausage together. Drain off fat. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer. Simmer uncovered about 15-20 minutes.

I don’t know about your stove, but mine is a pain to clean. I have found it helpful to use a “Splatter Screen Cover” to put over top of my pot while the sauce simmers. It allows the steam to escape so the sauce can thicken, but at the same time, it minimizes the splattering all over my stove!

Serve over hot cooked pasta. (Better make more than you think you’ll need. Everybody will want seconds!)

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29 thoughts on “Best Spaghetti Sauce

  1. Megan

    Is this sauce sweet? Or more savory? I’m looking for a spaghetti sauce that isn’t overly sweet Too many of the sauces that I buy at the grocery store taste like they have a ton of sugar added to them. Just wondering about the grape jelly.

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    1. grandmabee Post author

      You could actually cut down the amount of grape jelly if you are concerned that it might be too sweet. It is really delicious just the way it is, but you can customize it you your taste.

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  2. Ashley King

    I used ground turkey (just because it was on sale) with the mild italian sausage. I also could only find ONE SMALL can of stewed italian tomatoes so I added a little extra V8 juice with about a tsp of italian seasoning, used ‘fresh mushroom’ prego, and instead of simmering for 15-20 minutes— I tossed it into my crockpot and I’ve got it on low (and will keep it on low for about 3-4 hours, or whenever my husband gets home)– So far my taste-tests are promising. My house smells heavenly!

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  3. Diann

    I know in the past I’ve used jelied cranberry sauce in place of the jelly anf everyone loves it!! :)) this sounds amazing!

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  4. Cynthia

    This really sounds interesting, and good! I was wondering if there’s a way to “Pin” it to Pinterest? I’ve been trying to keep all the great recipes I’ve found on Pinterest…. sort of one stop shopping! I see there’s a way to follow your blog on Pinterest, but how about the individual recipes? Thanks much!

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    1. grandmabee Post author

      Here’s a trick to pin it to your Pinterest boards. Copy the URL address, go to your Pinterest, click on “add from a website” button. It looks like a “+” sign (to the left of your name.) Paste the URL address there. Choose the image and the board you want to pin it to. You can add your own caption too! Enjoy the sauce. I think you’ll love it! Hope this helps!

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    1. grandmabee Post author

      I hadn’t ever thought of using other jellies or jams. The grape jelly just adds a little bit of sweetness. I’m all about experimenting when it comes to cooking, so maybe you should give it a try. I would probably only add 1/2 the amount to start with and then taste it and see what you think. Please let me know if you try this and how it works out!

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  5. Marissa

    This looks like a great recipe! When you say a “large jar” of Prego, do you mean the 45 oz jar? There were three different sizes of Prego at the store..

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    1. grandmabee Post author

      Wow! That must be an extra large jar! If you wanted to stretch the recipe for a big group, you could go ahead and add the 45 oz.jar. This recipe calls for the 24 oz. size jar (or 3 cups.) Enjoy it. It’s yummy!

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  7. Angela Smith

    Just made this, and the taste was really good; however, I would suggest you put the actual sizes of tomatoes and Prego (ounces) you use, as I had to guess, and would have preferred the sauce a little thicker. It was a bit runny, and I will probably use a little less grape jelly next time. Overall though, we really enjoyed it!

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  8. Laurie S

    I am definitely trying this in a few days! I can’t wait. If its remotely like those cocktail meatballs with the jelly I know I will LOVE it. I am sure its much more like spaghetti sauce..with the tomatoes etc. Yay I need a really good sauce! So tired of having to try and doctor up the plain jarred ones. :) thanks!!

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    1. grandmabee Post author

      The grape jelly gives it a sweet taste, but it has a lot of other flavors going on. (Even though it is a “doctored up” jarred sauce, you’ll never know!) Prepare to be amazed!

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  9. Jan M

    This sounds very good. My mother-in-law always put grape jelly in her spaghetti sauce and it was delicious!

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  10. Lisa

    I made this for dinner tonight minus the v8 and beef hamburger as unfortunately did not have these ingredients. This is definitely the best spaghetti sauce ever. Loved it. I will use this from now on. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Teri

    If you ever want to try something fabulous using jelly like this, make meatballs, any
    recipe. For the sauce use a large jar of strawberry preserves and a LARGE can of
    chili con carne without beans. Simmer for a long time and the sauce will turn
    almost black. Delicious!

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  12. Joyce B

    I am currently making my second batch to freeze, best sauce ever! I use less grape jelly and add red wine, about 1/4 cup. Get the chunky spaghetti sauce and low sodium V-8. I freeze these in 24oz. Tupperware containers and give them away to family and friends along with the recipe, they love it !!

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  13. Cathy Sullivan

    Just made this tonight and LOVED it! Not too different , but enough so that it jazzed up ordinary!

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