Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs
My mom's standard spaghetti sauce recipe - loved by all. Half of a 28 oz can of Dei Fratelli tomato sauce is used in this recipe, simply because we prefer the brand. If you want to use a 14 1/2 - 15 oz can of another brand, that works too. (Dei Fratelli doesn't sell a smaller can.) This recipe is at it's absolute best the day after making it.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 large onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 lb ground sirloin
- 1 -2 link mild Italian sausage, removed from casing and broken into small bits
- 28 ounces petite diced tomatoes (Dei Fratelli)
- 0.5 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce (Dei Fratelli, plain)
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 1 -2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 -2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 -3 bay leaves
- In a large Dutch oven, melt the butter with the olive oil, add the garlic and onion, and saute until onion is soft/translucent.
- Add the ground sirloin and Italian sausage and cook until no longer pink.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients, adding the bay leaves last so as not to break them up during stirring. Adjust the seasonings as needed to suit your taste.
- Bring the sauce to a boil, then turn heat down to the lowest possible heat and let simmer for 2 hours covered with an offset lid.
- Serve with cooked spaghetti and parmesan cheese.
This was very good, I made a second batch and froze it so we would have some already made as my sauce from my garden is running very low.