This something my mom made a lot of. We had 9 kids at home. This went along way. I just made one change to it. When my dad would make this he would use eather ground buffalo,or ground deer meat. I would like to thank my sis for given me this recipe.
in a large stock pan add bacon fat and ground chuck. Cook till no longer pink. In a med skillet,add bacon fat onions,and diced garlic,cook till transparent.
Add onions,garlic,tomato sauce,tomato paste,and 1-1/2 cups of beef broth. Add 1-1/2 tsp of suger,1tsp of salt &pepper . Cover and let simmer on med heat for 45 min. stir often to prevent sticking. Serve with french bread.