This quick and easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce, made with lean ground beef and canned tomatoes has a rich and meaty sauce with a secret ingredient that is delicious, healthy and economical! It's also Weight Watchers friendly.
Cook ground beef and onions together until ground beef is browned
Meanwhile, mix tomatoes, tomato paste, green peppers, mushrooms, garlic, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, herbs and spices together in a large pot and cook over medium heat on stovetop.
When ground beef/onion mixture is browned, drain thoroughly and add to tomato mixture.
Simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
While sauce is cooking, cook spaghetti as per package directions. Drain and serve with desired amount of sauce on top.
Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and fresh oregano or basil, if desired.
🔢WW PointsThis recipe is 6 WW points on my personal plan for the sauce. You can click HERE to find out how many WW points this spaghetti and meat sauce is on yourplan! Add additional points, depending on what type of spaghetti noodles you are using (based on your plan).💭 Top tipsBut what I have learned along the way is that there are a few things you can do to really elevate your spaghetti sauce and that Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar are key ingredients in taking it to that next level. Tomato sauce is very acidic and the brown sugar is necessary to tone down the 'tart' in the tomatoes and balance the flavors. But I think it’s the Worcestershire that is truly the secret ingredient and gives it that ‘ je ne sais quoi’! The herbs cilantro, oregano, rosemary and basil are also critical. And although fresh is best, if you don't have fresh, dried will do too.Terri's Tip: If you don't already do this, add a teaspoon of olive oil to the water when you cook you spaghetti noodles. It helps prevent them from sticking!⭐ REVIEWSDid you make this recipe? Please RATE THE RECIPE below!Here's what others are saying:"Amazing recipe; delicious! I made marinara last night and the family raved!! Can't wait to try it in meat sauce!!! Thanks for sharing, You upped my game a few notches"⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Please SUBSCRIBE (get my FREE E-cookbook) and be sure to FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST!My Amazon Recommendations (affiliate links)
🍝 Secret Ingredient Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Vitamin A 134IU3%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.