Make Meat Sauce with Store Bought Pasta Sauce

Recipe to make an easy meat sauce that is quick for when you don’t have the time to make a 100% homemade sauce.

I’ve never found a store bought meat sauce that I really liked. Seriously they say “meat flavored” and there isn’t much meat.

Here’s how you can turn a jar of store bought pasta sauce into a good meat sauce you’ll enjoy by adding meat (go figure!) and some spices.

Great for making spaghetti, lasagna, baked ziti, or whatever you want.


Meat Sauce

Easy meat sauce from a jarred store bought pasta sauce.
Course: Shortcut
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: spaghetti meat sauce
Author: Shawn


  • 24 oz jar of your favorite store bought spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil


  • Brown the ground beef breaking it up into small pieces, Use a pan large enough to add the sauce later.
  • Drain off excess fat
  • Add the sauce , onion powder, garlic powder, and basil.
  • Bring to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes.