Italian Spaghetti Sauce
270 mins (prep 30, cooking 240)
20 ingredients
8 servings
This recipe was taught to me over 40 years ago by an old Italian man straight from Italy, who had taught it to my mother in law before me.It was an art he enjoyed, and took all day long creating.Sometimes a piece of Chicken, or a pork chop was added, but our favorite is the kielbasa sausage.The sauce was cooked awhile, then stirred and sampled. More spices were added as deemed necessary. The meatballs were prepared using a little sauce as one of the ingredients. They were cooked, then added to the sauce for awhile, and ocassionaly, one was removed and sampled by everyone. The wine was added to the sauce, and once the sauce, and the meatballs met everyones approval the spaghetti was prepared.It was served with a salad and fresh bread, and of course parmasean cheese was passed around. Hints: If you are not familiar with herbs, and their amounts, this will be a difficult recipe, because the amounts given are guess work. If you taste frequently, you will find you can adjust them to your taste. If you like a sweet sauce, add a small amount of sugar, and use Merlot Wine, as it is sweeter. If you wish to skip the meatballs, simply fry the burger and onion til done, and put it in the sauce towards the end of your cooking time. You must keep checking the sauce, as it will cook down, and as it begins to thicken, additional water will be necessary. Do not cut cooking time as it must cook 4 hours, or it will have an acid taste. The seasonings will correct this if you adjust them as you go.

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Serving Size (518.7 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 676.49 Calories from Fat 206.19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22.91g 281.98%
Saturated Fat 8.41g 336.43%
Trans Fat 0.69g %
Cholesterol 95.03mg 253.42%
Sodium 1723.25mg 574.42%
Total Carbohydrate 72.38g 193.01%
Dietary Fiber 5.07 g 162.33%
Sugars 5.72 g %
Protein 43.03g 688.52%
Vitamin A 454.17IU% Vitamin C 14.25mg%
Calcium 318.02mg% Iron 9.07mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
mixed mushrooms, small onion