Award-Winning Spaghetti (Non) Recipe

23 Aug

Happy Friday, y’all! First off, if you are used to following a recipe to a tee, you are going to have fun with this hearty pre-fall meal. There is no need for measurements here – make it your own!

Next, this is a great dish to throw in the freezer and the thaw and reheat. I have three huge jugs of it in my freezer right now.

I made this because I bought 7 tomatoes to make a recipe but didn’t end up making it. I didn’t want to waste them. This sauce kind of resembles chili and can probably be eaten as such but my mom prolly wouldn’t approve. This is her recipe and she makes it a lot. She informed me that spaghetti is her favorite meal and always has been. Trust me, she knows what she is doing.


  • Get all your ingredients together
  • Plug into this playlist
  • Split up responsibilities
  • Play cards
  • Kiss
  • Drink red wine while cooking


  • 2 parts 80/20 beef
  • 1 part mild or spicy sausage
  • Carrots (Chop up)
  • Celery (chop)
  • Onion (chop)
  • Sweet peppers (chop)
  • Bunch of red ripe tomatoes (or buy canned, whatever)
  • Ton of spices (more on that later)
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 2 jars pasta sauce


  • The beef and sausage in some oil, breaking it up into small pieces until no longer pink
  • in separate pan, cook the onions, peppers, celery carrots and garlic in a little bit of oil- cook until soft. Throw in some salt and pepper
  • Combine the veggies and meats and let them get to know each other in the pot. Pour in the sauces and soup. My mom made me rinse out the jar with a little water and pour that into the mix
  • If you are going to use fresh tomatoes like us, it’s a pain. Just kidding! First score the bottom of the tomatoes in a cross cross fashion with a knife. Barely pierce the skin. Throw them in boiling water for a little while – until you see skin start to scrinch up. Then remove and dunk in ice water. Then the skin should peak right off. Don’t wear white pants like mom did. Ha.
  • Now toss in lots of spices. Sage advice: you can always add more but can’t add less. Spice examples: tarragon, cumin, red pepper flakes, oregano, parsley – just smell and if you like toss it in
  • You can also toss in some red wine. Here is one I like that you can get at grocery store.

Bring to a boil, then down to a simmer. Simmer for a while – however long it takes to beat your husband in a couple hands of gin.

Taste, taste, taste and add more seasoning.

Pour over any kind of noodles and you’ve got yourself lots of sauce for lots of future meals! If you make this – tag me in your IG.

Lil tomato juice on her leg…
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