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    Simple Italian Meat Sauce

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    3 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    3 hrs

    IHeartBobert's Note:

    I got this recipe from my hubbs cute little Sicilian grandmother. Her meat sauce is a favorite in my hubby's family, they looove this meat sauce its served at all family gatherings. It is so simple to make, and freezes really well. You may also make this recipe in the slow cooker.

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    1. 1
      In large pan heat 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, add garlic and sauté, tilt the olive oil in pan to cover the garlic, sauté until opaque.
    2. 2
      Immediately add tomato juice, sugar, salt, pepper, sweet basil, and bay leaves. Simmer for about 45 minutes.
    3. 3
      Smash the garlic cloves with a fork, add the tomato paste in sauce and a can of water.
    4. 4
      In large skillet cook ground beef, drain well (pat with paper towel).
    5. 5
      Add beef in sauce, and Simmer at least 2 hours until sauce turns dark red.
    6. 6
      Serve with 1 lb. pasta and fresh grated Asiago cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 14, 2010


      This is a good base sauce. I wish it had more flavoring (garlic and salt especially). My advice it to reduce the sauce to bring out more flavor, but it is definately worth playing around with to your personal taste.

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple Italian Meat Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (160 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 174.1
    Calories from Fat 92
    Total Fat 10.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    Cholesterol 38.5 mg
    Sodium 644.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 6.7 g
    Protein 12.1 g

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