Best Spaghetti Sauce, Ever!

Trying to figure out something to eat in my family is always a hassle! We each have our own preferences and finding something to satisfy each person’s taste buds can be exhausting.  My husband is a steak and potatoes type of guy.  My son has four dishes in rotation (that he won’t put up a fight and eat) and I will pretty much eat anything.   So even though I knew my son would not step foot near this dish, I just couldn’t pass up on this amazing recipe from The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.

This sauce is not what you would expect from a jar.  It is a very meaty sauce that is definitely restaurant quality! So here we go!

I started out by chopping up my onion and bell pepper.  When I first saw that there was diced bell peppers, I honestly thought, “really, bell pepper in spaghetti sauce”? But I have to say I learned that I should take the advice I give to my son all the time and, just try it! Hahaha.

bellpepper onion

I then browned the meat.  The only thing that I changed from the original recipe was I added sausage meat in addition to the ground beef.


After browning the meat, I removed the meat from my pot and started cooking the onion, bell pepper and garlic.



After a couple of minutes, I added beef broth.  We don’t drink wine and I didn’t want to spend extra money on a bottle of wine to only toss it out eventually. Plus, I don’t think it would have made a huge difference.  The sauce still ended up, delish!!!

broth with onion

After a couple of minutes, I added the rest of the ingredients minus the Parmesan cheese.  Covered the pot and let it simmer for an hour.



After the hour, I added the Parmesan cheese and let it cook for another 45 minutes because the dang wedge of cheese just would not completely melt.  Too much cheese, you think? :)



I cooked some noodles and it was all I thought it would be! Delicious! Thank you, Pioneer Woman!


Here’s the recipe!

Spaghetti recipe card

I hope you try it and let me know what you thought of it also!