italian meat sauce

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
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By Dan Clark
from Portland, OR

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Member's Choice! Yum! This homemade meat sauce is thick, hearty and full of flavor. Simmering this allows the flavors to really marry. 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. If you've never made a homemade sauce before, this is a great recipe to start with.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5 Reviews
serves 6 cups
prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For italian meat sauce

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    ground pork
  • 1 sm
    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

  • 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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