How to Make Beefy Spaghetti Sauce

Beef spaghetti sauce


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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
587 Calories
14g Fat
76g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 587
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 743mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Protein 37g
Calcium 183mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This beefy spaghetti sauce recipe is a super simple, rich and hearty ground beef dish that can be made quickly at the last minute. Just brown onions and garlic with ground beef, add pasta sauce and serve over spaghetti. It couldn't get more simple than this for a filling meal.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar pasta sauce
  • 1 (16-ounce) package spaghetti pasta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook ground beef with onion and garlic until beef is browned, breaking up beef with a fork so it cooks evenly.

  3. Drain well if necessary.

  4. Add pasta sauce to the ground beef mixture.

  5. Add 2 tablespoons water to pasta sauce jar, close lid, and shake to loosen the remaining sauce.

  6. Pour into the ground beef mixture.

  7. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, while the pasta cooks.

  8. Cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente.

  9. Drain well and place on serving plate.

  10. Top with meat sauce, sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.