Home Made Meat Sauce with Pasta

By cleanfreshcuisine  , ,

December 7, 2016

Hearty and savory, this home-made meat sauce is the ultimate comfort food on a cold winter evening!

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • 20 mins

    1 hr

    1 hr 20 mins

  • Yields: 4 Quarts




Ingredients

3-28 oz. Cans Diced Tomatoes (or Tomato Puree, your choice).

1-6 oz. Can Tomato Paste

2 Pounds Lean Ground Beef (90/10). (ground turkey or chicken can be substituted).

2/3 Cup Chopped Green Pepper

5 Cloves Fresh Garlic, finely diced

1/2 Sweet Onion, Chopped

1/2 Cup Dry Red Wine

2 Tsp. Garlic Powder

1/4 Cup Dried Oregano

1 Tsp. Black Pepper

1/4 Cup Romano Cheese

Directions

In a large pot, saute meat over medium high heat until no longer pink. Add diced garlic and onion.

Stir and cook for about 5-7 minutes longer. Add green pepper, cook and stir until meat is nicely browned.

Drain fat from meat and return to pot. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, garlic powder, oregano, pepper and Romano cheese.

Stir well with wooden spoon. Cover and lower heat to simmer. Let simmer for about 45 minutes to one hour, stirring occasionally. Serve with pasta, soft Italian bread and a green salad.

This recipe can be cut in half for smaller amount, however it freezes very well. Just place any leftover sauce in a ziplock freezer bag and freeze. This makes a quick and easy meal for those busy weeknights. Just thaw and heat.

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