After browning meat (when you are not so poor use beef and Italian sausage), add either 1 can of tomato paste, and 2 cans of stewed tomatoes (I like the ones that come with the seasonings already in them) or 2 cans of tomato paste.
Add garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and sugar to taste.
Simmer and serve with pasta.
It is great to have some Parmesan around for this.
Frugal Spaghetti recipe from Meals for Hard Times. Find all of the recipes in this series on Meals for Hard Times post.
Find it online: https://www.addsaltandserve.com/meals-for-hard-times/