Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Mom's best recipe- a savory meat sauce for pasta. Reminds me of my childhood :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 1. Saute onions in small amount of olive oil until light brown. If using fresh garlic, dice up two cloves and put in with onions.
  2. 2. Once onions are soft and light brown, mix in meat, and sprinkle with Mrs Dash salt/pepper. Saute until brown.
  3. 3. Add in can of crushed tomatoes and can of tomato sauce and stir.
  4. 4. Simmer for 45 minutes at least. Taste and add more seasoning if needed.
  5. 5. Boil water for pasta and cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes. We like our pasta al dente (not too soft). Taste as you go.
  6. 6.When ready - strain - make sure all the water is gone. Put a little sauce on pasta so it does not stick. Keep the rest of the sauce in the bowl so you can each have as much as you want. A salad is a great side dish -- add grated parmesan if you like.
Most Helpful

This was a great sauce! I used 1-1/4 of meatloaf mix meat, and 1-1/2 cans of crushed tomatoes with basil (no other tomato sauce on hand). I had to let some liquid boil away after the first 45 minutes, I think another half hour while I got the rest of dinner ready did the trick. We had this with angel hair pasta. It was delishious! Thanks for a great recipe - this is my one and only sauce for now on!

goddessindoorway September 27, 2009

This is SO delicious! Of course I had to use onion powder instead of onion (1 teaspoon) so added a pinch of brown sugar (about 1/2 teaspoon) because onion powder does not have the sweetness of sweet onions. Used all 5 cloves of garlic and added about a teaspoon of the basil. Served it over Dreamfield’s Penne pasta with Parmesan cheese and there was not a drop left!

Sooz Cooks August 07, 2009