Pepe Vandel's Spaghetti Sauce

    5 hours 20 mins

    This recipe was brought back from Italy by my husband's grandfather. It is a family favourite! For sauce with meatballs, shape 2.5kg minced beef into balls. After sauce has simmered, place meatballs in sauce and simmer for additional 4 to 5 hours. Stir occasionally.

    10 people made this

    Serves: 96 

    • 1.75kg onions
    • 6 green capsicum
    • 1 1/2 cloves garlic
    • 2 (800g) cans whole peeled tomatoes
    • 2 (800g) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
    • 1 (800g) can tomato puree
    • 2 (450g) cans tomato paste
    • 2 (230g) cans tomato sauce
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:5hr  ›  Ready in:5hr20min 

    1. Grind onion, pepper and garlic in meat grinder. In a large saucepan combine ground vegetables, whole tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato puree, tomato paste, tomato sauce, vegetable oil and Italian seasoning. Bring to boil; reduce heat to simmer for 4 to 5 hours. Stir occasionally.

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    Delicious! Out of all the spaghetti recipes ive got off other web sites this is by far the best. I would definetly recommend this if you want a large pot of delicious spaghetti.  -  11 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a great, easy pasta sauce. I added mushrooms, and didn't put the spices in until I took it off the stove (to avoid cooking out the flavor.) I also used more garlic, because I'm a big fan of garlic. We will make this again!  -  17 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great spaghetti recipe. However seems to be made for a huge party. My fault for not converting the 12 quarts to something I can relate to. Be warned, this is made for a large party or for storage. Adding a little red wine spices this up a bit.  -  18 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)