Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 25 mins
This is my WONDERFUL Marinara Sauce turned into a DELICIOUS and thick meat sauce. If you have any questions e-mail me: AlanLeonetti@q.com
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) canshunts chunky crushed tomatoes
- 2 (6 ounce) cans hunts tomato paste
- 1⁄2 cup Italian stewed tomatoes
- 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 6 garlic cloves (cut in halves)
- 1 teaspoon chopped garlic, in juice (from jar)
- 1 shallots (diced) or 1⁄2 small onion (diced)
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 4 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon Splenda sugar substitute or 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 onion (finely chopped)
- Empty Hunts chunky crushed tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, and Hunts tomato paste into the pot. Add the extra-virgin olive oil to the pot.
- Slice the cloves of garlic crosswise into either halves or thirds or pieces, and dump them into the pot.
- Dice the shallot, and dump that into the pot. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the ground beef and finely chopped onion, and stir to mix well with a large long handled wooden spoon.
- Do not strain, as the pulp adds to make this a thick and wonderful sauce.
- Cover and cook on medium heat, stirring every 10 minutes for about an hour or until it bubbles and is completely heated throughout.
- Reduce heat to simmer, and continue to simmer, stirring every 10 or 15 minutes to keep from burning or sticking to the bottom of the pot for 1 or 2 hours.
- While the sauce is simmering, brown the ground beef and the finely chopped onion in a skillet. When the beef is browned, add the beef and finely chopped onion into the sauce.
- If the sauce is too thick for your liking, add a little red wine or water. Remove from heat and give it one last stir.
- NOTE: Use only Hunts Chunky Crushed Tomatoes and Hunts Tomato Paste. Conagra Foods makes both Angela Mia and Hunts, so Angela Mia would also be alright to use.