Italian Sauce from Scratch

Recipe by MaMere
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READY IN: 6hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 4 quarts
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Stir fry Celery, Carrots, Green Peppers, Onion & Garlic in olive oil in large saucepan. Season with Salt & Pepper, stirring frequently for 15 minutes. You don't want to burn the garlic!
  • Add the Ground Meat and brown for 15 minutes, continue stirring as you don't want this to burn. Season again with Salt and Pepper, to taste.
  • Add Crushed Tomatoes, Tomato Paste,1 full can of water & Bay Leaves. Leave lid on pan until it starts to boil.
  • Turn heat down still keeping at a low boil, put lid back on pan and leave just a 1/2" crack to let steam out. You have to stir sauce often so it will not stick to bottom pan.
  • You will have to add 1-2 cans of water during cooking to thin sauce out. If it appears to be getting to thick, add another can of water.
  • DO NOT ADD ANY WATER THE LAST 1.5 hours or sauce will be too thin and watery.
  • Sauce must cook for 5-6 hours.
  • I add the parsley after this has been cooked, when it is off heat and cooling down.
  • *Plan to make this on a day that you will be around the home. It is labor intensive and must be babysat.
  • **The serving size and time frame are guesstimates.
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