Spaghetti and Spicy Meat Sauce Recipe

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If you’re looking for a delicious dinner that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, look no further. This Spaghetti and Spicy Meat Sauce recipe is perfect for a busy night or even Sunday dinner with the family.

My family loves Spaghetti and I try to serve it a couple of times a month. Spaghetti and Spicy Meat Sauce is our go to recipe. It’s simple to throw it together and it doesn’t take long to cook making it perfect for late nights after sports or evening activities.

Spaghetti and Spicy Meat SauceWe also like to to top spaghetti with a variety of sauces and occasionally use meat other than ground beef, like our Spaghetti and Sausage Meatballs recipe.

Spaghetti is such a versatile ingredient and there are so many different ways to make it. Plus, you can pick up a package for less than a dollar at most grocery stores.

It doesn’t get any better than that!

Use this meat sauce on any pasta you like, it doesn’t have to be just spaghetti. Try it on angel hair, linguine, lasagna or even ravioli.

Or better yet, butter some bread and dip it in…who needs pasta?!

Here’s the recipe –

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Supplies Needed:

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  • Large, deep saucepan
  • Flat wooden spatula
  • Medium stock pot
  • Large colander
  • Spaghetti fork

Spaghetti and Spicy Meat Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti and Spicy Meat Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 cans (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes with basil
  • 1 pkg. dry Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 beef bullion cubes
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. spaghetti, angel hair or linguine


  1. Pour the oil into a large, deep saucepan and heat on medium temperature.
  2. Add garlic to the oil and saute for 1 minute.
  3. Add ground beef to the pan and use a flat, wooden spatula to break it apart. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until just brown.
  4. Pour crushed tomatoes into the pan, then add the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then turn the temperature down to medium-low. Allow your spicy meat sauce to cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Fill a medium stock pot with water. Place on the stove and heat on high to boil. Add spaghetti noodles to the water and return to boil. Turn temperature down to medium and continue to cook for the time allotted on the packaging.
  6. Drain spaghetti in a large colander and rinse with cool water to reduce stickiness.
  7. Use a spaghetti fork to place into individual serving bowls. Cover the spaghetti with a large scoop of Spicy Meat Sauce and serve hot.
  8. Serve with a garden salad and garlic bread.


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