Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This makes a rich, hearty sauce that gets better the longer it cooks. Sub fresh herbs for dried- I usually try to :) Also great with green pepper, olives or mushrooms added.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. brown beef and sausage with onion. drain.
  2. add garlic, spices, tomatoes (all of them), sugar, wine and water.
  3. bring to a boil.
  4. reduce and simmer at least 2 hours until thick, the longer the better!
Most Helpful

5 5

I made the sauce using all the ingredients listed except I only used 1 lb. of ground beef. I let the sauce simmer for an hour without the meat then removed about 2 cups to use as a marinara sauce and added the meat to the sauce with some mushrooms and continued to simmer it for another hour. I served it over spaghetti and we really liked it though I do prefer my sauce a little thicker.....using only a lb. of beef may have altered the consistency some. Made for My Three Chefs 2013.