Meat Lover's Chunky Mushroom Pasta Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

Using purchased pasta sauce reduces the cooking time, this is even better the next day, you may adjust the fresh garlic and chili flakes to suit taste ---if you like even more garlic then saute 2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic in with the onion mixture :)

Top Review by Jeffsmom

I should have taken your advice about adding fresh garlic to the mix - it just felt like something was missing. I did like how thick it came out. My son dosen't like mushrooms, so next time, I think I'll saute them alone and chop in food processor. Thanks, Kitten.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven cook the ground beef and sausage meat until no longer pink; drain fat and remove to a bowl.
  2. In the same Dutch oven heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add in onion, bell pepper, small whole mushrooms, chili flakes and dried basil; cook stirring for about 7-10 minutes or until well softened.
  4. Add the beef mixture back to the pot then add in the pasta sauce; bring to a simmer over medium heat stirring.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for about 30-35 minutes, seasoning with salt and black pepper about halfway through simmering.

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