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

I have been making this for over 25 years. It is our special tomato sauce. The aroma of this sauce while it is cooking is wonderful. Sometimes I add some red wine while it is simmering. I really don't know how much this recipe yields but I am guessing 2 1/2 to 3 quarts. I know that I get 2 meals from this sauce. It freezes well. When I make this my family knows they are in for a great dinner!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown bacon. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon (save this for another use, like a salad topping).
  2. Saute onions and garlic in bacon fat until soft. Add ground beef and brown.
  3. Crush whole tomatoes, with juice, with your hands. Add to the pot.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil.
  5. Lower the heat and simmer for at least one hour. I cover the sauce partially with a lid and simmer 2-3 hours. Check to see if you need to add more water (or wine).
  6. Enjoy!