Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

You can alter this recipe to your liking. If my husband had his way he would add mushrooms and black olives.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 8-quart pan saute' onion, green pepper and garlic in oil.
  2. Add tomato paste and water.
  3. Stir until smooth, then add rest of the seasonings.
  4. For Meat Sauce:
  5. In addition to the above ingredients, brown 1 pound Italian sausage and 1 pound of ground beef and add to sauce.
  6. Simmer uncovered for 1 to 2 hours.
Most Helpful

This is an outstanding recipe. I made the meatsauce. The combination of Italian sausage and ground beef is wonderful. The only change I made was to use red pepper flakes instead of the black pepper. I served it with a little grated Parmesan cheese. I did shorten the cooking time by using the pressure cooker (30 minutes). DH is still raving about this, and is looking forward to leftovers tomorrow.

PanNan October 01, 2006