THE Best Spaghetti Sauce + The Secret to Cooking with Herbs and Spices
Recipe type: Main
  • 2 lbs ground meat (beef, bison, turkey, etc.)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2-1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1-2 tsp sea salt (start with 1 tsp and add more if you like it saltier)
  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat brown the ground meat until cooked through. Drain excess fat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add diced onion and garlic to meat. Cook until onions are slightly translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato paste and stir to mix well.
  4. Add basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning and salt. Stir well to combine.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for about an hour. If you can wait 2 hours, that's even better. The flavors will mix together even more.
  6. Serve over your favorite pasta, spaghetti squash, zucchini noddles or any other vegetables. Even tastes great over broccoli!
Recipe by Megan Adams Brown at