Kicked Up Spaghetti Sauce Out of a Jar

2018-08-03T22:14:37+00:00

Take jars of marinara sauce and fancy them up a bit with tons of flavor! By adding in a few simple ingredients you get Kicked Up Spaghetti Sauce Out of Jar that is rich, hearty, and absolutely delicious!

Kicked Up Spaghetti Sauce Out of a Jar in a Red Pot

Who loves a great sauce? Well this one really kicks up the flavors of typical jarred spaghetti sauce.

I have made a many a meals with just some jarred sauce and ground beef, but this sauce just makes my mouth water. It always gets rave reviews from my family and the guests I feed this one to!

Typically, I start this in the crock pot before I head out to work or to start my day.  That slow cooker lets these ingredients work their magic and I come home and sneak a dip with a nice chunk of bread! Put on my pot of noodles or put together Homemade Lasagna or Easy Baked Stuffed Shells.

When the family get a whiff of this cooking they bug me until it’s on the table.

I have a little secret ingredient (or two) that does something wonderful to this meat sauce.

What gives this Kicked Up Spaghetti Sauce from a Jar it’s Kick??

  • Lean Ground Beef
  • Mild Italian Sausage
  • Jar Prego Mushroom Sauce
  • Jar Spicy Red Pepper  Sauce
  • Jar Cabernet Marinara Sauce
  • Jar Pizza Sauce
  • Garlic
  • Sugar
  • Reg Wine
  • Pepperonchinis
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

How to make Kicked Up Spaghetti Sauce Out of a Jar

In a multi cooker on high (or skillet or pot if cooking on stove top – over medium high heat), sprinkle on garlic salt or salt and pepper to taste. Crumble ground beef and Italian sausage and cook until no longer pink. Drain fat from meat.

Return to slow cooker or pot. Add in jarred sauces, pizza sauce (secret ingredient alert), garlic, red wine, sugar and stir. Add salt & pepper (or red pepper flakes, if desired) to taste.

Top with 4 to 5 pepperonchinis. *Secret Ingredient Alert 🙂

Cover with lid and cook in slow cooker for 8  hours on low or 4 to 5 hours on high.

If cooking on stovetop, Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until warm. I like to cook at least 1 hour to develop flavor a little more. (My Momma did this, so it’s just the way I do it) 🙂

Great ways to serve this Kicked Up Spaghetti  Meat Sauce

Now this makes a whole lot of sauce. I typically use this to make several layers of delicious Homemade Lasagna, Or Stuffed Shells, or we use it for spaghetti, baked ziti, or any pasta you like.

To me the sauce is even better the next day if that is possible ;)!

AND It freezes well. Once cooled, place leftovers in a ziplock freezer bag or air tight container and freeze for up to 6 months, until ready to use.

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Kicked Up Spaghetti Sauce Out of a Jar in a Red Pot

Kicked Up Spaghetti Sauce Out of a Jar

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: nikki@soulfullymade.com

ake jars of marinara sauce and fancy them up a bit with tons of flavor! By adding in a few simple ingredients you get Kicked Up Spaghetti Sauce Out of Jar that is rich, hearty, and absolutely delicious!

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage
  • 48 ounce jar Prego Mushroom Sauce (or your favorite)
  • 24 ounce jar Classico Cabernet Marinara Sauce (or your favorite)
  • 24 ounce jar Classico Spicy Red Pepper Sauce (or your favorite)
  • 14 ounce jar Pizza Sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup red wine (I used Cabernet)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 to 5 pepperonchinis
  • sat & pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes to taste *optional

Instructions

  1. In a multi cooker on high (or skillet or pot if cooking on stove top - over medium high heat), sprinkle on garlic salt or salt and pepper to taste. Crumble ground beef and Italian sausage and cook until no longer pink. Drain fat from meat.

  2. Return to slow cooker or pot. Add in jarred sauces, garlic, red wine, sugar and stir. Add salt & pepper (or red pepper flakes, if desired) to taste. Top with 4 to 5 pepperonchinis. 

  3. Cover with lid and cook in slow cooker for 8  hours on low or 4 to 5 hours on high. 

  4. If cooking on stovetop, Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until warm. I like to cook at least 1 hour to develop flavor.

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3 Comments

  1. Connie July 27, 2018 at 9:28 am - Reply

    This sounds amazing. Perfect for our Sunday get together. I think I will make the sauce Saturday so it can have time to mingle mingle. Love your blog and so many great recipes. Thanks for sharing.

    • nikki@soulfullymade.com July 27, 2018 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Connie! You have made my day! I love this one the next day too! In my opinion the longer sauce cooks the better! I hope you and your family or friends love it! I just posted Stuffed Shells I make with the sauce that are so yummy! Have a beautiful weekend <3 Nikki

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