Italian Meat Sauce Family Secret

MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Fry bacon until crisp in a wide 6 qt pot.
  • Remove crisp bacon and all but 2 Tbls of bacon grease, saving bacon and extra bacon grease.
  • Brown ground beef in pot with bacon grease.
  • Stir in chopped onions, green pepper, and garlic and cook on medium low for 10 minutes to soften veggies (add additional bacon grease if needed).
  • Crush tomatoes (I use my hands) and add to pot along with tomato paste, crisp bacon bits, one C of wine, 4 tsps each of oregano and basil and then remaining ingredients.
  • Don't forget to reserve wine and spices.
  • Bring everything to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • After first hour, taste sauce to correct seasoning to your taste.
  • Ten to fifteen minutes before serving, add the remaining oregano, basil and wine.
  • Serve over hot pasta and top with grated parmesan cheese.
  • To enhance flavors if time allows, allow sauce to cool, refrigerate for 1-2 hours, bring to room temperature before reheating.
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