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Homemade Meat Sauce December 30, 2013

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I grew up in an Italian family who owned a restaurant and the staple of most of our dinners was tomato sauce. I think I have had store bought sauce once in my life as a guest in someone’s home. Honestly, I wouldn’t be shocked if there was meat sauce running through my veins instead of blood. The first time I ever made sauce, I didn’t glance at a recipe or even ask anybody how to do it. I made it just like I watched my grandmother, grandfather, and mother make for years. I hope everybody takes the extra few steps to make homemade sauce for meals instead of store bought sauce, because it really does make a huge difference and it doesn’t take very long. I have to say though, It’s not 100 percent homemade because I do start with canned sauce and add my own flavors and spices. Some people may not consider it homemade, but I do because it’s not straight from a jar. I guess you could call it cheating! I love this sauce, every time my mother or I makes it I always have to grab a bowl of it and eat it like soup! It’s so flavorful and perfect for any type of pasta. Of course you can omit the meats if you want plain sauce and many people enjoy peppers or other types of meat in their sauce. This is how my family loves it, but feel free to spice it up with your own favorite ingredients as well!

 

 Ingredients:

1LB Ground Beef
2-4 Sausage Links, I like to use hot Italian sausage.
2-3 Medium Onions
2 Cans Hunts Tomato Sauce
1 Can Hunts Diced Tomatoes
1/2 Can Tomato Soup
2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
1 Tsp Onion Powder
2 Tbsp Red Pepper, sometimes I use more and sometimes less depending on how hot I feel like having it.
1 Tsp each Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, and Basil

Directions:

Brown beef and sausage with onions in large pot. Add cans of sauce and bring to a slow boil. Add spices once boiling, cover and let simmer for about an hour. You can add anything you want and any spices you like.

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3 Responses to “Homemade Meat Sauce”

  1. […] Homemade Meat Sauce […]

  2. chloe Says:

    about how long does this take to make?

    • courtneyk913 Says:

      Hey Chloe, this only takes about 15 minutes to put together. Sometimes I’m in a rush and I use it as soon as it boils. However, if I’m not in a rush, I like to let it simmer for an hour or two to let the flavors mix and cook together. It doesn’t hurt anything to use it immediately and I usually throw it right in the freezer when I’m finished. The only thing you should be careful with is if you are planning to use it once it boils, you need to make sure you haven’t put partially cooked sausages or meatballs in it. When I make sauce I usually put partially cooked sausage I’ve only just browned the outside in a pan and boil them until cooked before serving. Good luck, and I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
      Courtney


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