Spaghetti Sauce


  • 1.5 pounds hot Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28 ounce can tomato puree
  • 3/4 cup dark red wine, we use Burgundy
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbl Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbl salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3-4 shakes tabasco sauce


  1. Brown sausage and drain if necessary.
  2. Add onions and garlic and cook about 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes and tomato puree.  Stir well to combine.
  4. Add ketchup and wine.  Stir.
  5. Add spices, salt and sugar.
  6. Bring to a boil, stirring.
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 2 hours.  Taste along the way and adjust seasoning.

Source:  Marks family recipe

Note:  If you don’t like spice, use mild sausage and omit the Cayenne and tabasco.  If you do like spice, you can also add crushed red pepper flakes to taste.


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