Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Slightly spicy.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Puree enough fresh tomatoes in a blender to make 28 oz. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat.
  3. Add onions, bell pepper, and half of the garlic and sautee until the onions start to brown.
  4. Add ground beef and anise. Cook until beef is browned, stirring to break up.
  5. Add the pureed tomatoes to the pot and stir.
  6. Add the canned diced tomatoes, about 1/2 of the tomato paste, and the remaining garlic, reduce heat, stir and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the rest of the ingredients except the bitters and remaining tomato paste. Simmer covered for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Stir in remaining tomato paste and simmer for 20 minutes more.
  9. Just before serving, add 2 or 3 shakes of bitters, stir, cover, and remove from heat. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes.
  10. Serve over al dente pasta.

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