My Mama's Meat Sauce

My Mama's Meat Sauce created by Redsie

This is probably the first thing that I ever learned to cook. My mother used to cook it while I took a nap as a child, and the smell would wake me up. It's really garlicky and the wine gives it a nice flavour. It also freezes really well. Enjoy!

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2hrs 10mins
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  • Sauté onions in oil.
  • Add beef and brown before stirring in all seasonings.
  • Add tomatoes, paste, and cloves.
  • Stir and add alcohol if using.
  • Cover and let cook on a low fire for 2 hours or more.
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"This is probably the first thing that I ever learned to cook. My mother used to cook it while I took a nap as a child, and the smell would wake me up. It's really garlicky and the wine gives it a nice flavour. It also freezes really well. Enjoy!"

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  1. Lori in NC
    My 13-year-old son selected this recipe, and cooked it for our dinner by himself. He said it was easy to make, and it was very delicious. We served three tonight, and have enough leftover for another dinner for three. Can't wait to have it again!
  2. Natalie K
    Not happy with this at all. I wanted to make a meat sauce to compliment some cheese tortellini and this wasn't it. Even alone I'm not thrilled with it at all, even after adding tomato sauce to thicken it up. Too runny, not enough taste.
  3. Galig
    Loved the simplicity of the recipe and the thickness of the meat sauce. The flavor was excellent and just as good or better than some of "true Italian" meat sauces. My passion is garlic and will confess I added more than was called for. Also found that during simmering process, added up to cup water. The longer the simmer, the better the flavor. Recommend 2 hours as recipe states. Your mother is to be complimented for taste and simplicity.
  4. Msjin
    A keeper!!!
  5. hrfaretra
    Made this last week and everyone loved it. Didn't have time to simmer for as long as suggested, but was delicious after cooking for an hour. Whole family is sick today and this is the comfort food I'm making. I have been craving it for a week.
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