Print Recipe

Field Grade Spaghetti Sauce

Field Grade Spaghetti Sauce recipe

"The delightful surprise ingredient in this sauce is cinnamon, and I guarantee that it's absolutely delicious! In the military, the term "field grade" is for Colonels and Generals, as in "He's a field grade officer." That's how this recipe got its name...by being the cream of the crop! It's one of the many recipes I've accumulated as a military wife for almost 30 years. This sauce freezes well."

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can canned mushrooms, drained
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground allspice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, brown the meat with the garlic over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the wine; simmer, stirring often, for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix in dry onion soup mix, mushrooms, basil, salt and pepper, cinnamon, allspice, parsley, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and water. Cover pan almost completely, allowing space for steam to escape, and simmer 1 hour. Add additional water if needed to prevent sticking.

Makes 8 servings.

Posted by shellbob at Recipe Goldmine - submitted by Poni.


Contact

Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.