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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 128.4
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,275.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.3 g
  • Protein: 5.9 g

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Ferber's, now Famous, Spaghetti Sauce

Submitted by: GFERBER

Introduction

This sauce recipe was based on a Jo Mama's World Famous Spaghetti sauce recipe that I modified for taste. When I make this sauce, it quickly disappears in my house. Everyone seems to loves this sauce.
This sauce recipe was based on a Jo Mama's World Famous Spaghetti sauce recipe that I modified for taste. When I make this sauce, it quickly disappears in my house. Everyone seems to loves this sauce.

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 small onion, chopped
    3-4 garlic cloves, minced

    1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes
    2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
    2 (15 oz.) cans tomato sauce

    1 cup water (for simmering, I simmer for about 1 hour, adjust the amount of water for less simmering time)

    2 teaspoons basil
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
    2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
    1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
    1/8-1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (Depending on taste)
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon salt

    1/4 cup red wine (I use a good quality Cabernet)

Directions

Serves 8
(Serving Size = 3/4 Cup Servings)

Cook onions in stockpot on medium heat, stirring occasionally until onions are softened.

Add garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook until garlic is soft. Be careful not to brown.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce and water.

Add oregano, thyme, basil, parsley, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, and salt.

Stir well. Do not bring sauce to a boil.

Stir in red wine.

Reduce medium heat to low. Simmer on low, stirring frequently for about an hour.

Enjoy!

This sauce freezes nicely. I sometimes make this sauce and freeze it for other dishes I enjoy making. I have a turkey meatball recipe listed on this web site that goes well with this recipe. I recently added a Baked Ziti and Eggplant Lasagna recipe that also uses this sauce in it.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GFERBER.






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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought this sauce was good, but nothing special. I thought it tasted like your average run of the mill tomato sauce. I will say though, that I am picky about my sauces. I think it needs the quantities of the spices increased to add more flavor. - 8/8/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is super good! I used a can of tomato soup in place of one of the cans of paste because its what I had in my kitchen. The flavors are amazing!!!!!! - 5/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    absolutely wonderful. Beats any other homemade sauce I've tried!!! Wonderful flavor. I did add an additional teaspoon of italian seasoning because I didn't have any thyme and not enough basil! - 4/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WOW! Fantastic. Both the hubby & I loved it. I did add mushrooms, beef, peppers, and Parmesan but it was the sauce that had all the flavor. Wish I could eat more!! - 7/2/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made it last night. Yum!

    - 3/10/09

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  • This is so easy to stir together and is delicious. I will be making this as my go-to spaghetti sauce from now on. I used my own canned tomatoes but I did use the purchased tomato paste. I loved how nice and thick this sauce is. I followed the recipe as given. - 4/24/14

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  • I haven't made this recipe, but have made Jo Mama's without the meat. My question is about the nutritional info listed above. What is the source of protein? If this has six servings, that would be 35.4 grams of protein in the entire batch. From what? If I'm missing something, please let me know. - 3/19/13

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  • We loved this sauce. My son is picky about spaghetti sauce, does not like any store bought sauce, and he LOVED this. - 10/25/12

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  • This was very good, my husband said it reminded him of his Nonno's homemade recipe! Now that's saying something for sure!! - 10/17/12

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  • Very similar to what my ex's mom who was from "the old country" used to make! - 7/16/12

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  • Yum!It turned out great! I also used tomato soup in lieu of the tomato paste as a I didn't have any. I like my sauce a little thicker though - hopefully the tomato paste will do that. I added fress red/green peppers and mushrooms. The red wine gave it great flavor. - 7/11/12

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  • Made this tonight using fresh herbs instead of dried. It's fantastic. No more jarred sauce in my house :) - 5/30/12

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  • Great recipe - 3/27/12

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  • Delicious! - 2/7/12

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  • I have to say.... this was really really good!! I've made alot of different sauces and this is definitely the best one so far! - 12/21/11

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  • Sounds wonderful! Only complaint is the high sodium content--will be using low sodium versions of tomato products. - 8/6/11

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  • Very good recipe - will be excellent for a base for lots of things, easy to make and inexpensive will for sure make again - 7/6/11

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  • This is basically Jo Mama's (quite possibly the best spaghetti sauce ever created). I was glad to find the calories & nutrituion for this sauce. I make this all the time in double batches and I do use the Italian sausage as in Jo Mama's sauce. I would use the Jo Mama's recipe @ foodnetwork.com - 6/4/11

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  • The sauce is really great! My picky husband actually liked it! He is a food snob but he thought it tasted great. Will definitely make again! - 3/6/11

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  • loved this !!!!!!! - 2/10/11

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  • I had everything but the thyme and parsley and I did not add wine.Very good! I did add a couple of tsp of ital seasoning in place of the thyme and added some sun dried tomatoes.I think next time I will only use 1 tsp of basil as it turned out just a little sweeter than I am use to.Thanks for sharing - 2/3/11

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  • Great spaghetti sauce, I will be using from now on - 1/30/11

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  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SPAGETTI SOUNDS GREAT I AM GOING TO TRY THIS HUNGRY ALREADY. COLD OUTSIDE THIS SHOULD WARM US UP THANK YOU - 1/22/11

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  • smells awesome - 11/21/10

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  • Very tasty ;) I added ground beef as we have to have ours meatier...and i did add more water, ...also no wine as we don't buy or drink alcohol. - 10/28/10

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  • It was good. I will try it again without burning it to bottom of pan. Lol - 10/11/10

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  • Very Good! I added 99% FF ground turkey and 2 small sweet italian sausage links for additional flavor. - 10/10/10

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  • This is going in the recipe book! Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic! - 10/6/10

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  • OMG!! SOOOOOOO GOOD!!
    - 10/6/10

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  • Loved it! I like my sauce a little runnier so I used V8 juice instead of tomato paste. I also added a few dashes of Old Bay. I also chopped up the meat from the "Confetti Mini Meatloaf" recipe (my daughter didn't like the meatloafs originally but liked it once I put it in the sauce.) - 8/26/10

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  • I made this without the paste b/c I was out. Even my picky eater loved it! - 8/21/10

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  • 0 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I don't use wine or anything with an alcohol base in anything. - 6/18/10

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  • This sauce is amazing! It's the only recipe I will use from now on! Thanks for sharing! - 3/16/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderfu!! I am making this and keeping the recipe. - 2/18/10

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  • Wonderful recipe! Easily the best spaghetti sauce I've ever had. Made recipe exactly as stated then transferred to a crockpot to simmer as we would be out for a few hours in the afternoon. It was thick and tasty, fabulous with meatballs and whole grain pasta! Thank you so much for sharing!!! - 1/14/10

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  • Very good, excellent even after freezing and reheating. Makes good, healthy pizza sauce too! - 1/8/10

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  • Dinner tonight! It looks really great - 12/4/09

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  • Made this for dinner tonight - Very tasty! - 11/4/09

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  • This is my favorite - 10/9/09

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  • Loved it! - 8/17/09

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  • This receipe is great. I used leftovers for pizza. - 7/21/09

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  • fantastic !!! - 4/4/09

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  • Put all the ingrediants in crock pot around 11 pm last night. Also included chopped bell peppers and broccoli florets. Cooked on low till 7 am. Will add meatballs for hubby, none for me. Sauce was thick and the flavor unbeatable! We can't wait for dinner tonight! - 3/28/09

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  • Awesome! I made 2 batches - 1 for use now and 1 to put in the freezer.... - 3/15/09

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  • Turned out great. Dont know if maybe I added too much red pepper or if maybe this recipe is a bit to spicy for my tastebuds, next time will use less. - 2/1/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good. I'll be trying it soon. I like a bit of meat in my sauce so perhaps a bit of ground turkey. - 1/22/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I use Jo Mama's recipe all the time and can't wait to try your version. Thanks for posting! - 10/31/08

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  • This is an excellent sauce and tastes better each day. I'm going to make it again. - 8/22/08

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