Chop up your vegetables and put them in a bowl, cover and place them in the refrigerator. Hopefully you are using fresh vegetables from the garden.
Next, we need to make a roux. Put a cup of vegetable oil in your cast iron pot and bring up to medium-high temperature. Keep stirring the roux using a wooden flat edge spoon (preferably)so you keep moving the particle of flour around and so that it doesn't stay in the same place and possibly burn. This can take 30 minutes to an hour.
Add in the 2 small cans of tomato sauce. Mix it all together and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add in the cut up seasonings (vegetables). Cook until seasonings get soft.
Add in 3 lbs. of ground meat. Allow all the meat to brown spooning off the grease as you go (if needed).
Let cook for 30 minutes.
Add water to reach the desired thickness of the sauce.
Cook for 1 or more hours to really get the flavors all dancing in harmony with each other.
Boil spaghetti pasta.
You can serve the meat sauce over the spaghetti or mix the pasta with the sauce and serve together with some fresh or frozen sweet green peas and some garlic Texas toast.