Homestyle Pasta Sauce

Recipe by Jenny Sanders
READY IN: 35mins




  • Set a large pot of salted water on to boil, and prepare the desired amount of pasta.
  • Meanwhile, peel and chop the onion and garlic.
  • Peel and grate the carrot; grate the zucchini.
  • Prepare the mushrooms and pepper if using.
  • Put the meat in a very large skillet, with the oil if the meat is very lean, and fry, breaking it up into small bits, until browned.
  • When it is half done, add the onion, and continue cooking until there is not any red left in the meat and the onion is translucent.
  • Stir the garlic into the meat for a minute, then add the grated carrot and zucchini, and the pepper and mushrooms if using. Mix well.
  • Continue cooking, stirring frequently for a few minutes until the vegetables are soft. Season with the salt, basil and oregano.
  • Mix in the crushed tomatoes and the tomato paste.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer until well amalgamated.
  • Mix in the Tabasco sauce, and serve over hot pasta.