BLONDIE'S MEAT SAUCE WITH PASTA

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Blondie Pussycat

By
@blondie8080

I have made this sauce nearly all my life, and no one leaves the table unsatisfied. It is an all purpose sauce and the meat can be deleted, if you want to make a vegan sauce.

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
evoo
1 medium
sweet yellow onion, diced
1 c
green bell pepper, diced
3 clove
garlic, finely minced
1 1/2 lb
fresh roma or plum tomatoes, ripe and diced
*or*
1 can(s)
(28 ounce) diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp
tomato paste
2 tsp
dried rosemary *or* 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced
2 tsp
dried oregano leaves *or* 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, mincedano
3 tsp
dried basil leaves *or* 3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1/2 lb
hot italian sausage, casings removed
1/2 lb
sweet italian sausage, casings removed
1/2 lb
very lean (90/10) ground beef
1 Tbsp
sugar
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make BLONDIE'S MEAT SAUCE WITH PASTA

Step-by-Step

  • 1In an extra large skillet or a 5 qt dutch oven, pour evoo in pan on med-hi heat. Heat until shimmery.
  • 2Saute onions and green pepper for 2 minutes.
  • 3Now lower heat to medium heat and add garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes; do not allow garlic to brown.
  • 4Increase heat to med-hi again and add meats, saute while breaking meat up till brown.
  • 5Drain mixture in a colander to remove grease. Set aside. In same pan add tomatoes and dried seasonings; stir frequently until bubbling. Add meat mixture, sugar, and Salt and Pepper to taste.
    **IF USING FRESH HERBS: ADD ALL OF ROSEMARY, 1/2 OF OREGANO, AND 1/2 OF BASIL AT BEGINNING OF COOKING TOMATOES.
  • 6Lower heat to simmer. Cover pan. Allow to simmer fro 30 minutes. Cook spaghetti or fettucini to al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water. Drain pasta. Turn off burner. Return to pasta pan for 2-3 minutes. If pasta is too dry, add pasta water 1/4 cup at a time until desired moistness is achieved.
  • 7Now add remaining fresh oregano and basil to sauce. Stir. Put desired amount of sauce over pasta on individual plates.

    Serving suggestion: add a simple salad and garlic bread
  • 8ENJOY! Bon appetito!

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About BLONDIE'S MEAT SAUCE WITH PASTA

Course/Dish: Gravies, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian