Italian Meat Sauce

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Dan Clark

By
@daneclark

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!

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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. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 cups
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 3
    dried red chili peppers, trimmed and chopped
  • 3
    bay leaves, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried

How to Make Italian Meat Sauce

Step-by-Step

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

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About Italian Meat Sauce

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




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