Simple Marinara

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It’s a new year, but this is my tried + true spaghetti sauce recipe and you need it as part of your 2019! And 2020. And 2021.. you get it.

I prefer to omit the cheese and use gluten-free noodles, but feel free to adjust and make it all your own.

Load up on tomato sauce and let’s get started.


makes 10-12 servings

1/4 Cup Oil (I use olive or avocado)

1 1/2 Lbs Ground Beef

1/2 Cup Celery

1/4 Cup Green Pepper

1/4 Cup Onions

1/4 Cup Parsley

2 Cloves Garlic

1 Tsp Oregano

1/4 Tsp Rosemary

1 Tsp Basil

2 Tsp Salt

1/2 Tsp Black Pepper

2 Bay Leaves

2 Medium Cans Whole Tomatoes

10 Eight Oz Cans Tomato Sauce

3 Six Oz Jars/Cans Tomato Paste

1 Cup Chicken Broth

Dash Brown Sugar

2 Lbs Spaghetti

Optional: 2 Tsp Parmesan Cheese

  1. Heat oil, add meat + brown.
  2. Chop all veggies. Add to browned meat with spices.
  3. Mash whole tomatoes and add to meat mixture. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce, paste, chicken broth, sugar, cheese + bay leaves. Let simmer for 2 hours or hours longer if possible. The longer it cooks, the better it tastes!

Tip: You may optionally make on the stove top, then transfer to a crockpot to simmer all day.


That’s it. Enjoy!


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