Easy And Delicious Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef Recipe

If you ask my boys about their favourite foods, spaghetti with ground beef is in their top favourites. I can guarantee the boys will clean their dishes and even ask for seconds when we make our Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef recipe for dinner.

This is one of my favourite recipes to make at home because it is a fast and easy meal to prepare and it tastes really good. Comfort food at its best.

See the full recipe below.

Easy And Delicious Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef Recipe

Easy And Delicious Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef Recipe

Easy And Delicious Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef Recipe

Easy And Delicious Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef Recipe


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes (28 oz , fire roasted even better)
  • 1 small can tomato sauce (14 oz)
  • 1 smal can tomato paste (6 oz)
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


1. Brown the beef in a skillet over medium-high heat until just cooked brown. Drain off the excess fat.

2. Add the onions, garlic and pepper and saute with the meat until the onions are soft and translucent.

3. Add all the remaining ingredients, stir well and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat to simmer and cook for around 30 minutes.

Cook your past as directed but follow these important steps:

1. Once the pasta is done DO NOT DRAIN. Take a cup of the pasta water and mix it into the pasta sauce.

2. Take a cup of cold water and put it into the pasta pot (this will stop any remaining cooking).

3. Serve the pasta using tongs to pull up the noodles form the pot of water and hold them to drip dry before plating.

Liberally scoop on some of the pasta sauce and then top with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Easy And Delicious Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef Recipe

Easy And Delicious Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef Recipe

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

37 responses to “Easy And Delicious Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef Recipe”

  1. That looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Yes! Thanks for this. Making it for dinner this week ❤️

  3. Very similar to mine, I do add marjoram and Italian herbs too as well. Was is the secret to putting some of the pasta water into the sauce?

    • The salty, starchy water not only adds flavor but helps glue the pasta and sauce together; it will also help thicken the sauce.

      • Thanks Angela 🙂

  4. Spaghetti is a classic and a favourite in my house.

  5. I love trying new versions of a great classic!

  6. We love spaghetti and having a good sauce is what truly makes it delicious.Thanks for posting this for us.It’s a must try for me.

  7. Yum, now I am craving spaghetti, will have to but it on the menu for this week. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. This looks great. I am always on the look out for simple and easy ragu recipes (that do not include pork); I can see I can alter and adapt this one with more veggies (like diced celery and onions). Thanks!

  9. This sounds so yummy! I was trying to decide what to make for dinner and I think I just decided!

  10. I must make spag bol again soon, I really enjoy it and it’s been a while since I made any. I’ll remember to add some of the pasta water to the sauce too 🙂

  11. Spaghetti and meat sauce is one of my favorite dishes.

  12. Requested for dinner tonight. Always a family fave!

  13. I’ve been doing a meat sauce for a long time but I didn’t add the fire roasted tomatoes or sugar or the pasta water but I want to give it a try.

  14. I love spaghetti for dinner – easy, quick, and everyone likes it! I have never tried saving the pasta water and adding to the sauce – I’m gonna try that next time! Thank you!

  15. This looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  16. Oh,thanks this sure looks delicious !

  17. Looks delicious! Our family enjoys spaghetti too!

  18. Sounds like a very delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Looks good and I needed an idea for supper too! Thanks!


  20. This looks yummy. I love pasta and, especially with tomatoes and hamburg. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  21. thanks for the spaghetti recipe; looks very delicious

  22. Ooo I will have to try this recipe out. I think we will like the addition of the bell pepper! 🙂

  23. This looks so delicious. We were just talking about making spaghetti sauce the other day. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  24. I wish I would have saw this recipe before I made my jarred sauce. I would have loved the fire roasted tomatoes. I did a bushel of tomatoes

  25. My girls would enjoy making this with me. A nice simple recipe to use to start teaching them how to cook.

  26. I want to try this delicious sounding recipe for homemade spaghetti sauce. We have spaghetti at least once a week in our house and this sounds really good with the spices and other ingredients.hanks so much for sharing this recipe.

  27. thanks for the recipe. We love pasta dishes and this looks delicious

  28. Spaghetti is my favourite meal, always looking for new sauces to try out. This looks like a tasty recipe.

  29. Keep comin back to this recipe—now I’m craving spaghetti.

  30. This is one of my favourite foods. My mom used to make it when we were young, and it’s all about the vegetables.

  31. This recipe is so delicious I love making homade spaghetti sauce

  32. I always put ground beef in my spaghetti sauce . I find it to plain without it . I will definitely have to try this recipe though , I’ve never tried it with basil and oregano.

  33. As spaghetti is my favorite meal and since I’ve turned to plant-based eating I had to find away to make this work. So now I substitute tofu for the ground beef and I make my own non-dairy parm cheese.

  34. Spaghetti sauce is a big deal in our house (my nana made it and that’s how it has to be or it’s a little bit of a crisis 😬) and not sure how the fam will feel about trying something new but I’m going to see what happens lol it sounds great

  35. This is my all time favourite meal.

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