Lynz spaghetti

This is clearly not any kind of authentic recipe but just my own version of spaghetti. My kids love this and I am posting it so I can put it in with my recipes. I have been making this for the past 20 years.


1/2 Pound Ground beef

1 onion -chopped

3 cloves garlic- chopped

Sauce ingredients

2 -28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes

1- 8 ounce can tomato paste

1- 8 ounce can tomato sauce

1 spaghetti spice mix-optional

1 tsp. basil

1/2 tsp. oregano

1 cup water

1 Tbs. sugar

1/8 cup Parmesan cheese

1 package spaghetti


Fry ground beef in a pan with chopped onions and garlic.


Cook ground beef  until well done. Put all sauce ingredients (except: sugar, Parmesan cheese and spaghetti )into a crock pot and whisk. Add the beef mixture and stir well. Turn crock pot on and cover. Let sauce simmer for several hours. Of course all crock pots have different temperatures and heat will vary so use your own judgement regarding temperature settings. This can also be cooked in a large pan on the stove.


In the last few minutes of cooking, add sugar and Parmesan cheese, mix in well.

Cook spaghetti, drain. Ladle sauce over cooked spaghetti.


94 thoughts on “Lynz spaghetti

  1. I make mine almost identical, I never measure but it looked about the same. I had a bit more oregano and I also add parsley.
    I smiled when I saw the sugar.
    Mom taught me to make spaghetti and she always added a little vinegar to the sauce and then shortly after she mixed that in she would add the sugar.

    Somehow it just worked.

    Now I am hungry for spaghetti and Guess what: I can’t even make it. No tomatoes except for some Romas for salads. No tomato anything.
    We were down to nothing in our cabinets. Now it is impossible to stock back up.
    I tried to convince Danny of that.

    Now getting back off of here before I stay all day.
    I am trying to catch up elsewhere.
    Love Sarah

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  2. Thank you for sharing, Lynn! I’ve wanted to try making the sauce from scratch for awhile now. I’m sure it tastes better than the store bought one. We don’t really like onions in my house so maybe I will just use big chunks of onion for the flavor.

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  3. It’s the oldies that are the ‘goodies’!! Sometimes if the recipe works then you don’t tweak it! I’ve got quite a few of those I’ve been cooking for 30+ years now…great recipe Lynn 🙂 🙂

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