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How To Make The Best Cheater’s Spaghetti Sauce Around

This is the only way I will make Spaghetti Sauce. I’m too lazy to make a sauce from scratch. This is as “real” as I get. It tastes awesome, and it’s super quick. That’s good enough for my family and me.

The Best Cheater’s Spaghetti Sauce

Here are the ingredients

  • 67 ounce Jug of Prego
  • 1 – 2 pounds of Meat (depending on how meaty you like it)
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon of Italian Herbs (dry basil and oregano work)
  • 2 teaspoons of Hot Sauce (I use Sriracha or Franks Big Red)
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese — optional

The ingredients make this look complicated, but it’s the easiest thing ever.

Honestly, I don’t measure a thing. I just eyeball it, but that’s how I roll. You do you. If you want to measure it precisely, I won’t judge.

Here is how you make it

Brown the meat on medium heat until cooked through.


Mince the garlic, and throw it in with the meat. I use this doo-hicky.

Courtesy of Walmart

Drain the meat, and add it back into the pot.


Pour in the Prego. It has to be Prego. That is the only good sauce — I’m just joking. Substitute your FAVORITE jarred spaghetti sauce.

Courtesy of Walmart

Squeeze in the honey, and squirt in the hot sauce.

Take the herbs, and rub them between your CLEAN and DRY hands, as you drop the herbs into the sauce. This makes the flavor pop.

Stir the mixture over medium / low heat until it is hot

The sauce WILL pop, and get everywhere while it cooks if you don’t watch it. Either put a lid on it to cook, or stir it pretty frequently.

I forgot to tell you to add the cheese. If you want it kind of creamy and cheesy, stir in the cheese right after you drop in the herbs. I use the bagged stuff, but if you want to grate it fresh, you go for it!

This sauce is good on anything from spaghetti to chicken breast! I usually freeze part of it, and use it as I need it.

Cheater's Spaghetti Sauce

Cheater's Spaghetti Sauce

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

Ingredients

  • 67 ounce Jug of Prego
  • 1 - 2 pounds of Ground Beef (depending on how meaty you like it)
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon of Italian Herbs (basil and oregano work)
  • 2 teaspoons of Hot Sauce (I use Sriracha or Frank's Red Hot)
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese -- optional

Instructions

  1. Brown meat until it's cooked through
  2. Mince garlic, and add to meat as it browns
  3. Drain the beef, and add back to pot
  4. Pour in jug of Prego
  5. Stir in honey
  6. Stir in Italian seasoning
  7. Stir in hot sauce
  8. Add cheese if desired
  9. Cook through until hot, stirring often

Notes

You can totally use ground turkey instead of the beef.

If you don't like cheese, don't add it.

Fresh herbs are ALWAYS better than dried. You can mince up basil and oregano, and add it in place of the dry stuff.

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