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    Italian Sauce from Scratch

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    6 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    6 hrs

    MaMere's Note:

    An authentic sauce, long process recipe, but so worth it. Rich & Hearty, everything you want in an Italian Sauce.

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    Serves: 12



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    1. 1
      Stir fry Celery, Carrots, Green Peppers, Onion & Garlic in olive oil in large saucepan. Season with Salt & Pepper, stirring frequently for 15 minutes. You don't want to burn the garlic!
    2. 2
      Add the Ground Meat and brown for 15 minutes, continue stirring as you don't want this to burn. Season again with Salt and Pepper, to taste.
    3. 3
      Add Crushed Tomatoes, Tomato Paste,1 full can of water & Bay Leaves. Leave lid on pan until it starts to boil.
    4. 4
      Turn heat down still keeping at a low boil, put lid back on pan and leave just a 1/2" crack to let steam out. You have to stir sauce often so it will not stick to bottom pan.
    5. 5
      You will have to add 1-2 cans of water during cooking to thin sauce out. If it appears to be getting to thick, add another can of water.
    6. 6
      DO NOT ADD ANY WATER THE LAST 1.5 hours or sauce will be too thin and watery.
    7. 7
      Sauce must cook for 5-6 hours.
    8. 8
      I add the parsley after this has been cooked, when it is off heat and cooling down.
    9. 9
      *Plan to make this on a day that you will be around the home. It is labor intensive and must be babysat.
    10. 10
      **The serving size and time frame are guesstimates.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Sauce from Scratch

    Serving Size: 1 (396 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 322.4
    Calories from Fat 191
    Total Fat 21.2 g
    Saturated Fat 4.6 g
    Cholesterol 26.4 mg
    Sodium 524.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
    Sugars 6.7 g
    Protein 12.3 g

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