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All of my picky kids enjoyed this which is high praise indeed. Especially since none of them eat the veggies listed in the ingredients. Instead of whole tomatoes, I used 4 cans of diced tomatoes, undrained, and simmered partially covered for several hours. Blended with a hand blender until totally smooth, then added the cooked ground beef and simmered a bit more. Before serving added a 15 oz can of tomato sauce to thin the mixture a bit as well as an additional splash of wine. Used 4 T Parmesan and skipped the mozzarella. What a wonderful way to sneak a LOT of wonderful veggies into my kids. Everyone ate and enjoyed the sauce. Hopefully I'll have a bit left to store in the freezer for later. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Made for PAC Fall 2008.