Sandy's Meatsauce

If I had to live off of one type of food for the rest of my life it would, without a doubt, be pasta! It is nearly impossible to mess up noodles and you can eat them them with pesto, marinara, vodka sauce or bolognese. I love making a large batch of this meat sauce and having leftovers for an easy weeknight dinner or to freeze for later.
  • You Will Need:
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Vidalia Onion
  • 1 can Tomato Paste
  • 1 jar Marinara Sauce ( I used Ragu - Sauteed Onion and Garlic)
  • 2 cans Diced Tomatoes w/ olive oil and garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 2 bay Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Basil
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Salt
  • Salt & Pepper

Here We Go:
  • Heat olive oil in large stockpot on med/low
  • Mince Garlic, add to stockpot and saute for 2 minutes
  • Add Ground Beef and Saute until Brown and then drain
  • Finely Chop Green Pepper and Onion
  • Add remaining Tbsp of olive oil to stock pot and saute peppers and onions for 5 minutes or until soft
  • Return Meat to pan and add jar of sauce, can of tomato paste and both cans of diced tomatoes
  • Stir well and while sauce is simmering add Basil, Bay Leaves, Minced Onion, Garlic Salt and Oregano
  • Add Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Let sauce simmer on Med/Low for at least 15-20 minutes.

Serves 6-8
Happy Feasting!


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