I finally found the recipe for meat sauce that my mom and grandmother used to make. Sharing it here so I do not lose it again.

Spaghetti Meat Sauce - Pork Based

  • 2 6 ounce cans tomato paste

  • 8 cans of water

  • 6 medium onions

  • 4 whole cloves

  • 2 teaspoons of sugar

  • 1 or 2 pork chops

Brown onions in a little oil until golden and soft. Add the pork chops for a few minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients, cook on low for four to six hours. Pork should break apart while cooking.

Notez Bien

You can add chopped garlic. One clove per pork chop, assuming that they are a half inch thick. If your family likes oregano, a teaspoon makes a nice note, otherwise, parsley is fine.


This will feed four with spaghetti and antipasto. I triple recipe for twelve and it works out well with salad.