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Meat Sauce

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Meat Sauce

Sure you can buy good meat sauce. But homemade is better — and less expensive.

Yield: Makes 1 quart.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry red pepper
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 cups canned tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil

Instructions

Sauté the onion celery and garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes. Remove the vegetables and brown the beef and sausage meat in the remaining oil. Combine the meat and vegetables in a 3-quart saucepan, add remaining in-gredients, and simmer for 1-1/2 hours. Serve over cooked spaghetti. This meat sauce goes well with lasagna.


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