Mild and Tasty Italian Meat Sauce for Pasta

Elaine Douglas


This is the recipe I used to prepare for my children. My daughter recently said that she loved it as a child but it is not spicy enough for her now. I used to make a large batch (4 times the recipe) so I could freeze the extra for future meals.
Now I would add some red pepper flakes to spice it up a bit.
As it is written it is child-friendly or for people who do not like much spice.


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15 Min
1 Hr
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1/2 lb
ground beef
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced
2 can(s)
tomato paste, (5 1/2 oz size)
3 c
1 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
oregano, dried
1/2 tsp
basil, dried
1/4 tsp

How to Make Mild and Tasty Italian Meat Sauce for Pasta


  • 1Brown beef lightly; drain fat. Add onion and garlic; cook until soft.
  • 2Stir in tomato paste, water and seasonings.
  • 3Simmer, uncovered, 1 hour.
    Serve over hot spaghetti or other pasta as preferred.

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About Mild and Tasty Italian Meat Sauce for Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free

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