Mama’s Homestyle Spaghetti

I think everyone’s mama makes the best spaghetti sauce… spaghetti is a childhood staple, and let’s face it, it feeds a crowd and the leftovers are always amazing. Some of the best memories are centered around Mama’s sauce!

I have a few recipes in my arsenal, but this is kinda my favorite.. and since it’s kiddo and hubbyman approved, it’s worth writing.


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef 
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3  cans diced tomatoes
  • 3 cans tomato sauce
  • 1 large can mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper 
  • ½ teaspoon fresh basil, chopped 
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup water

Fresh Oregano and Parmesan for serving

  1. In a skillet cook meat, onion, green pepper, and garlic until meat is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain and add to a large crock pot on low heat.
  2. Add un-drained tomatoes, tomato sauce, drained mushrooms, sugar, oregano, salt, basil, thyme, stir well.
  3. Stir in the water, and cover. Leave in crock pot, on low for 3 to 4 hours.

Serve over cooked pasta and top with parmesan and garnish with oregano.








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