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Spaghetti Sauce

1 lb Ground beef or ground pork
1 1/2 c Sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 c Chopped onion
1/2 c Chopped green pepper
2 Cloves garlic; minced
2 16-oz cans tomatoes; cut up
6 oz Can tomato paste
1 ts Sugar
1 ts Dried oregano; crushed
1 ts Dried basil; crushed
1/2 ts Dried thyme; crushed
1 Bay leaf
6 c Hot cooked spaghetti

In a Dutch oven cook meat, mushrooms, onion, green pepper, and garlic till meat is brown. Drain fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, basil, thyme, bay leaf, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 30 minutes. Uncover; simmer 10 to 15 minutes more or to desired consistency; stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaf. Serve over spaghetti. If desired, pass grated Parmesan cheese.