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Dads Spaghetti Sauce

red-wine-stockMom made this fabulous sauce from early in her marriage and our family has continued to enjoy it on spaghetti, chicken parm and lasagna.  Dad took over the cooking some time in the 80’s and now it’s “Dad’s Spaghetti Sauce”.  He follows the recipe to a “T” but I like to spaghetti-saucedouble up on the herbs (except the salt and sugar) — it’s great any way you make it!  Salute!


1 1/2 lbs. hamburg
1 large onion
2 cans tomato paste (12 oz. ea.)
1 can whole tomatoes
4 cups hot water (*juice from whole tomatoes)
2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 tsp. sweet basil
2 bay leaves

Whole tomatoes (canned) – drain liquid, add to water to make the 4 cups.  Add mushrooms if you’d like.
Brown hamburg and onion, drain.  Dissolve bouillon cubes in hot water. Mix parmesan and all spices in small bowl.  Add all to meat.  Simmer for hours.

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