Mom’s Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

“I use to be able to make this from memory by taste. But with my allergies, I can’t make it any more. The first time I made it for my husband, he was impressed at how much meat was in the sauce. It’s thick and hearty and makes pasta into a main entree.” – Calla Ferre

Mom’s Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Course: Main Courses – Pasta & RIce, Sauces & Gravies
Cuisine: Italian


  • 1 1/2 Pound Hamburger
  • Celery Chopped
  • 1 Medium Onion Chopped
  • 2 8-Ounce Cans Tomato Sauce
  • 1 6-Ounce Can Tomato Paste
  • Mushrooms
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Garlic Powder
  • Basil If It Doesn’t Taste Right


  • Brown meat; drain. Add onions and celery and cook until translucent.
  • Add tomato sauce and paste, then spices. Add mushrooms and parsley last.

1966 Recipe – Jean Hansen