Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

A very hearty meat sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place meat, carrots, celery, onion, and garlic in pan over medium heat, and cook until meat is no longer raw, but don't brown it.
  2. Drain off fat, and add milk.
  3. Boil until liquid is gone, about ten minutes.
  4. Add wine, boil until liquid is gone, about ten minutes more.
  5. Add broth and tomatoes, turn heat to low, cover, and simmer about three hours, stirring occasionally until meat has broken down and sauce appears very thick.
  6. Add 2 TBS milk, and serve.
  7. It's going to look like there's not enough sauce there; there is--it's very rich.
  8. Best over rotini!


Most Helpful

This was excellent! I was craving this sauce for days and it was exactly like I remember. I skimped on the time I took to simmer it and it was still excellent.

Michelle2 October 11, 2001

This is wonderful! hile I agree that fresh tomatoes would be better, in winter in Chicago, great fresh tomatoes are difficult to find. After looking and trying several other recipes, I stumbled on this one and it was exactly what I wanted. My famile loves it and called it "a keeper", their highest form of praise. Thanks.

Pat January 04, 2002

This is the best red sauce I have ever had. I doubled the recipe and I used skim milk and white wine. I think next time I would use whole milk as the skim took forever to evaporate. The wine also took more than 10 minutes to evaporate. I think it took about 20-30 minutes for each to evaporate.I had lots of compliments on the sauce and I would definitely make it again. Thanks for the recipe.

KatieL July 05, 2003

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