Homemade Spaghetti Sauce


1½ lbs ground Beef

1 large Onion, chopped

1 large Green Pepper, chopped

2 cloves Garlic, minced

3 (15oz) cans diced Tomatoes

1(6oz) can Tomato Paste

2 tsp Brown Sugar

1½ tsp dried Oregano

1 tsp Salt

½ tsp dried Basil

½ tsp dried Thyme

1 Bay Leaf

2+ C of Water or Beef Broth (make the sauce plenty runny to help separate out the fat)

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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Dec 19, 2022Brian Witmer
Contributed By: Mike Jovanovich

This recipe will fill 2 medium trays*


  1. In a crock pot combine all ingredients and cook on low all day stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove the pot from the cooker and allow to cool on the counter -Do Not stir once you have removed the sauce from the heat
  3. Place cool sauce in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning skim off all the hardened fat from the top of the sauce. Pour the sauce over cooked noodles.
  4. Pour onto your tray, cover with a lid, and freeze until solid. You may use dividers to pre-portion if desired. 
  5. Remove Lid and Freeze Dry
  6. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)


Notes: You can freeze dry this recipe without the noodles, and rehydrate to put on fresh noodles if desired.

Cycle Time:

About 40 hours


Slowly add boiling water, stir and let stand, and repeat until you reach desired consistency.

* Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray

Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.


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