Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs
Looking to use up some stuff in my freezer, I came up with this recipe with things I had on hand. It is really tasty and made a great lasagna! There aren't many ingredients, so it's simple to make. You will need a larger pot for this.
- 1 lb Italian sausage (any variety, casings removed)
- 1⁄2 lb ground beef
- 2 (28 ounce) cans tomatoes (I used one crushed and one puree)
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce (I use Red Pack)
- 1⁄2 large onion, diced
- 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 cup beef or 1⁄2 cup vegetable stock
- 1⁄3 cup white zinfandel wine or 1⁄3 cup blush wine
- salt and pepper
- Remove sausage from casings.
- In a large pot, brown sausage and ground beef.
- Remove meat from pot and set aside.
- Remove excess grease (reserving some to saute veggies) from the pot and add carrot, onion and garlic.
- Cook until soft and onion is transparent.
- Add meat back into the pot, stirring mixture for about two minutes.
- Add wine and cook until liquid evaporates.
- Add tomatoes and tomato sauce to meat and veggie mixture.
- Bring sauce to quick boil.
- Simmer on low for at least 3 hours.
- If sauce beomes too thick for your taste, thin it with the broth.
A really tasty meat sauce that I ended up serving over spaghetti (with your fantastic garlic bread, as well). This sauce lends itself to so many uses and makes a lot, so you can freeze any leftovers. I made this exactly as posted for the most part. I used the crushed and pureed tomatoes. However, I must have misread the instructions because i added the beef stock and the wine together, even though step #7 doesn't mention the stock. I saw later it was simply there to thin the sauce, if necessary. Well, I did end up adding more stock later on because the sauce did become a little too thick. The white zinfandel was a new twist for me. I never thought of using any blush wine in tomato sauce, but it was nice. This is also the first time that I've made sauce without garlic! I cooked this for the full 3 hours and ended up with a delicious meat sauce. Thanks for sharing! Made for Spring PAC 2013.
WOW! Really delicious meat sauce. I used my favorite garlic sausage! I however didn't use the sauce for lasagna and instead used it to stuff peppers. Everyone loved them! Made for Spring 2012 PAC.