Neapolitan Spaghetti Sauce

Neapolitan Spaghetti Sauce

A vintage handwritten recipe for Neapolitan Spaghetti Sauce
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  • 2 onions sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds finely ground beef
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato puree
  • 1 can Italian tomato paste
  • 4 chili peppers hot
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 12 stuffed green olives sliced


  • Brown onions and garlic in oil, add meat and brown slightly.
  • Heat tomato juice, puree, and paste in a deep kettle; add meat mixture, chilis, salt, pepper, and sugar.
  • Simmer 2.5 to 3 hours until thick. Remove chili peppers and add olives. Simmer 10 minutes longer.
  • Serve with spaghetti, top with Parmesan cheese.
  • Makes sauce for 1 pound of spaghetti.

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Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Neapolitan, Sauce, Spaghetti

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