Easy Meat Sauce

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


This is a delicious and seasonal meal for a romantic summer evening!

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5 Min


45 Min


2 lbs. ground sirloin
1 onion – sliced
1 bell pepper – diced
4 cloves garlic – chopped
29 oz. can crushed tomatoes
healthy handful of fresh basil
¼ tsp. sugar
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
olive oil for drizzling
grated romano or parmesan cheese
your favorite macaroni

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat a large frying pan. Add the meat and cook; breaking the meat up as it cooks.

Add the onion, bell pepper and the garlic and continue to sauté until the onion is transparent.

Add the crushed tomatoes and the seasonings and half of the basil chopped.

Simmer the sauce on low slightly covered for about 30 minutes.

Check for the seasoning and season again to if needed.

Prepare the macaroni as directed.

Garnish with a little extra olive oil, grated cheese and the rest of the fresh basil.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy