Old Italian Smokey Spaghetti Sauce

Recipe by redjonesy
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READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat olive oil over low heat in a pot large enough to hold all ingredients. Add butter and simmer until melted.
  • Add onions and sauté until lightly browned.
  • Add ground beef and bacon. Sauté until browned.
  • Drain fat from bacon and beef. (The actual recipe says to leave the fat in, but I don't like all the extra oil and fat).
  • Add garlic, parsley, bay leaf, salt, black pepper, and red pepper. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add wine. Cover and cook for 5 minutes over low heat.
  • Add tomatoes or tomato sauce, paste, and 1/2 water.
  • Bring mixture to boiling point.
  • Add the chopped carrot.
  • Cover and cook over very low heat for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Sometimes my mother let it sit over low heat all afternoon.
  • About 20 minutes before the sauce is ready, begin cooking pasta.
  • Once the pasta is cooked reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup of pasta water to the sauce and cook just a few minutes over low heat.
  • Serve sauce over pasta.
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