Italian Meat Sauce



6 servings



1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (1-3/4 lb.) tomatoes, cut up
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1/4 cup snipped parsley
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. ground oregano
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
1 bay leaf


In large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine meat, onion and garlic; brown lightly. Drain off excess fat. Add two cups water and remaining ingredients. Simmer uncovered until sauce is thickened; stir occasionally. Remove bay leaf. Adjust seasonings to your taste. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti. Pass the Parmesan cheese.

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