Paul’s Spicy Spaghetti Sauce

15 Jan
Spicy Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles

Spicy Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles

I’ve mentioned numerous times in my posts about my husband’s spaghetti sauce. While it’s not completely made from scratch, he adds just the right amount of spiciness, meats, and veggies to make this taste “just like homemade.” One of the tricks is to use a quality jarred marinara sauce (and lots of garlic and pepper!) Another special ingredient is Hot and Spicy Italian Sausage. Our local grocery store mixes this up themselves. But if that is not available in your area, you can mix cayenne pepper into ground Italian sausage to your liking. Sometimes he adds a yellow or red pepper to the sauce, but we didn’t have one for this go-round.

Lots of Garlic and Pepper

Add Lots of Garlic and Pepper!

Paul’s Spicy Spaghetti Sauce

3/4 pound Spicy Italian Sausage
3/4 pound ground beef
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 jars quality marinara sauce
2 jars homemade canned tomatoes or 2 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons minced garlic
4 to 6 ounces mushrooms, sliced or chopped
1 small red or yellow bell pepper, chopped (optional)
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
A bunch of ground black pepper, to taste
2 bay leaves

Lots of Mushrooms

Add Lots of Mushrooms Too!

Brown the sausage, drain, and set aside. Wipe the skillet, then brown the ground beef with about a quarter of the chopped onions until cooked through. Drain and set aside. In a large pot or deep-sided skillet, pour in the marina sauce and the rest of the ingredients, plus the sausage and ground beef mixture. Stir to combine, then bring up to a simmer. Turn down to low, partially cover the sauce, and simmer for at least a couple of hours.

Simmering Spaghetti Sauce

Simmering Spaghetti Sauce

Remove bay leaves and serve over cooked spaghetti noodles and grated Parmesan cheese. (Don’t forget the garlic bread!) Freeze the extra sauce in quart-size zip-top baggies for a quick and easy future meal!

Spicy Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles

Spicy Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles

Download and Print this Recipe

Download and Print this Yummy Recipe!


13 Responses to “Paul’s Spicy Spaghetti Sauce”

  1. Karen January 15, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    Now that is a delicious sounding spaghetti sauce…and I agree about adding Italian hot sausage as it adds so much flavor.


    • anotherfoodieblogger January 15, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

      Karen, thank you so much! It is really very simple and packs so much flavor. You are so kind.


  2. yourperfectburn January 15, 2014 at 9:14 am #

    This looks delicious. I have a similar sauce that I make, but I am going to try your recipe. It looks like it will be so good.


  3. yourperfectburn January 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    I just wanted you to know that I think your blog is great, and I have put you down as one of my top ten nominees for the Liebster award, its a great way to learn about your fellow bloggers, and it also gets your blog out there to be seen.


  4. ChgoJohn October 11, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

    Tomato sauces made with sausage are among my favorites. I bet this one is delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger October 11, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

      And it was homemade hot and spicy sausage made from our new meat grinder we just bought recently John! I will try to get around to that post soon. Too little time these days to post more, but you know what I mean. Congrats on your cookbook!

      Liked by 1 person

      • ChgoJohn October 11, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

        Thank you! Yes, Fall is sausage making season around here, too. My meat grinder has changed my eating habits. I no longer buy any ground meat, preferring to do it all myself. I know exactly what I’m getting that way.

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