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    Marinara Meat Sauce (Spaghetti Sauce)

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    2 hrs 45 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs 25 mins

    Alan Leonetti's Note:

    This is my WONDERFUL Marinara Sauce turned into a DELICIOUS and thick meat sauce. If you have any questions e-mail me:

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    1. 1
      Empty Hunts chunky crushed tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, and Hunts tomato paste into the pot. Add the extra-virgin olive oil to the pot.
    2. 2
      Slice the cloves of garlic crosswise into either halves or thirds or pieces, and dump them into the pot.
    3. 3
      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.
    4. 4
      Do not strain, as the pulp adds to make this a thick and wonderful sauce.
    5. 5
      Cover and cook on medium heat, stirring every 10 minutes for about an hour or until it bubbles and is completely heated throughout.
    6. 6
      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.
    7. 7
      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.
    8. 8
      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.
    9. 9
      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.

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    Nutritional Facts for Marinara Meat Sauce (Spaghetti Sauce)

    Serving Size: 1 (982 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 956.5
    Calories from Fat 465
    Total Fat 51.6 g
    Saturated Fat 13.3 g
    Cholesterol 147.4 mg
    Sodium 3101.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 74.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 16.5 g
    Sugars 41.2 g
    Protein 58.3 g

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