Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This recipe is from my wife's family, and is adored by everyone who tries it. Try topping with sliced green olives and a dollop of hot sauce. You can easily double this recipe for large groups.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste into large pot and put on simmer.
  2. While sauce simmers, brown meat and drain fat.
  3. Add meat to sauce.
  4. Chop onion, mushrooms, bell pepper and add to pot.
  5. Add garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
  6. Simmer all ingredients at least 2 hours before serving over favorite pasta and topped with parmesan.
Most Helpful

Wonderful recipe!!!!! My family loved it!

uniquemo January 29, 2007

I loved this. Being a vegetarian I left out the meat and when it was almost done I tossed in my Tofurky spicy non-meat sausages. The sauce was so good no one even knew it didn't have the real thing in it. Thanks!

SPYDERS December 23, 2005