Dad's Perfect Pasta Sauce

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Barbara Oseland

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@BOseland

This recipe reminds me of my dad. He was a great cook and would make a HUGE batch of this sauce and use it in everything. It does take a little time, but you will understand why once you have had it. Great for using up tomatoes at the end of the growing season, for canning or freezing. Use on lasagna, skettie (as my dad called it) and a great for my mini pizzas. The only difference is my dad would use regular pork or sausage, and I used turkey sausage. Same great taste without the grease.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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Serves:
12- depends what you use it for
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

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  • 3/4 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 lb
    ground turkey sausage or regular sweet sausage
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onions, you can mince these if you rather have finer onion pieces
  • 2 clove
    large garlic cloves smashed and peeled
  • 1 can(s)
    28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    12 oz tomato paste
  • 1 can(s)
    15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp
    fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 3/4 Tbsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley

How to Make Dad's Perfect Pasta Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. In a Crock pot or Dutch oven, cook meat, onion and garlic just enough to get slightly browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, paste, sauce and water. Add in seasonings (sugar, basil, fennel seeds, italian seasoning, salt, pepper and parsley. Cover Crock pot or Dutch oven and simmer for 2 1/2 hrs if in Crock, about 1-1/2 hrs if in Dutch oven.
  2. From here you can do as you wish with it. If storing product, let cool completely before transferring to a container to freeze or refrigerate.

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