Meat Lover's Chunky Mushroom Pasta Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz

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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