Italian Meat Sauce

Dan Clark


This is our favorite Italian Meat Sauce, been making it for about 10 years now. As with many recipes we make that include garlic, we usually bump up the quantity more than what's documented as we're garlic heads!

★★★★★ 5 votes
6 cups
5 Min
45 Min
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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Yum! This meat sauce is thick and meaty. A great winter comfort meal. Add some garlic bread, a salad and you have a delicious dinner. Red chili peppers do add a bit of a kick, so cut back on that if you don't like heat.


1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 lb
ground beef
1 lb
ground pork
1 small
onion, chopped
2 clove
garlic, minced
37 oz
tomato sauce
6 oz
tomato paste
dried red chili peppers, trimmed and chopped
bay leaves, dried
1 Tbsp
Italian seasoning
1 tsp
oregano, dried


1In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add onion and meat stirring to crumble until juices run clear. Drain, if needed.
2Add remaining ingredients, reduce heat and simmer for at least 30 minutes (the longer, the better). Discard bay leaves.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy