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million dollar spaghetti recipe

Million-Dollar Spaghetti Experience

This Million-Dollar Spaghetti recipe provides big, bold flavors because it's simmered to perfection with just the right amount of fresh ingredients, Italian spices, and meats. The super-secret tips will ensure a Million-Dollar Spaghetti Experience no one will forget!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
3 hours 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 people
Calories 300 kcal


  • 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms sliced (1 box)
  • 8 ounces bella mushrooms sliced (1 box)
  • 1 pound ground beef 85% or 90%
  • 1 pound Italian sausage remove skins if using tubes
  • 45 ounces tomato sauce (3, 15-ounce cans)
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes (1, 28-ounce can)
  • 1 cup red wine Chianti or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp ground basil leaves or fresh
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes (Omit if you don't want your sauce spicy.)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • In a large pot over medium heat, saute onions, garlic, and mushrooms with olive oil, 1 tsp of salt, and 1/2 tsp of black pepper. Drain excess liquid and remove mushrooms from the pot, setting them aside.
  • In the same pot, brown ground beef and sausage. Add in the remaining 1 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of black pepper. Return mushroom mixture to the pan once the meat is cooked.
  • Next, add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, red wine, sugar, thyme, basil, red pepper flakes, and oregano.
  • Simmer on low for 2 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Cover the pot with a lid once the sauce thickens.
  • Serve the spaghetti sauce warm over pasta, garnished with grated parmesan cheese or basil if desired.


Serving: 8gCalories: 300kcalProtein: 20gFat: 15g
Keyword dinner, italian, main course, million-dollar spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti recipe
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