Our Fra Diavolo Spaghetti Sauce (Yummy! Spicy!)

Our Fra Diavolo Spaghetti Sauce (Yummy! Spicy!)

I think everyone craves hearty, warm foods in the winter. At our house, we usually cook a lot more curry, stew, and chili. One thing we love to make is our spaghetti sauce; Rob and I both like hot, so this is a pretty hot dish. However, this dish only uses cayenne and crushed red pepper flakes because we generally have that on hand. (lots of it) When we recently made this spaghetti, we served it with Tracy’s Killer Garlic Bread. That bread was awesome, amazing, words cannot describe the joy…

Spicy Spaghetti Sauce


  • 1 pound ground hot sausage
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 medium-sized chopped onion
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes (14.5 oz can)
  • 29 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 2 cans of tomato paste (6 oz. can)
  • 2 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. parsley
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes*
  • 1 tbsp Cayenne Pepper*

*Adjust to your liking; we love spicy!

In a large skillet, brown sausage and beef on medium heat. When they’re no longer pink, add in the onion to brown also. Stir frequently. When the meat is browned to your liking and the onions are tender, spoon out most of the remaining oil from the meat. Add all the other ingredients, cover, and cook for two hours on medium-low heat (stirring occasionally). Serve over pasta and top with some good grated parmesan (or skip the parm if you’re my cheese-hating husband). Yummy!

Spicy Spaghetti Sauce

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