Jim's Spaghetti House Spaghetti Sauce Copycat

Prep Time
Cook Time
4h 9m
Ready In

"Jim's Steak and Spaghetti House had John F. Kennedy visit Jim's during his 1960 campaign stop in Huntington West Virginia. President Bill Clinton also likes his spaghetti sauce."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (326.2 g)
  • Calories 415.5
  • Total Fat - 23.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 126.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1278 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 6.5 g
  • Protein - 39.1 g
  • Calcium - 46.4 mg
  • Iron - 6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix all ingredients except for the bay leaves together until smooth.

Step 2


Step 3

This is what makes the texture so fine.

Step 4

Cook over medium low heat until meat is browned stirring frequently.

Step 5

Place bay leaves on top.

Step 6

Cover and simmer on low heat for 3 hours.

Step 7

Stir occasionally.

Step 8

Remove bay leaves.

Step 9

Skim fat from top.

Step 10

Serve over cooked Al dente spaghetti noodles.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


This was a tasty sauce I enjoyed but hubby found it to be a bit on the sweet side. I will make this again and maybe cut the sugar down to 2 tablespoons and see if he likes it better. I love how the meat cooks through the sauce and gives this a small grind texture. Thanks for sharing your recipe here. Update: Made this again, using only 1 tablespoon sugar and we absolutely loved it!!


review by:
(28 Jul 2022)

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