Tomato Sauce With Ground Beef (And Variations)

Recipe by Eva99
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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
YIELD: 6 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan; add onion; sauté over low heat, stirring, until tender and golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, sauté 1 minute.
  • Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a skillet, stirring to crumble meat; drain off fat; add the onion mixture.
  • OPTIONAL: now is when you would add the mushrooms, vegetables or red wine.
  • Sauté until tender or until the wine is reduced by half.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste, 1 tsp salt, the basil, oregano, pepper and bay leaf.
  • Heat over medium-low heat to simmering.
  • Simmer, uncovered, over low heat, stirring occasionally until sauce is thickened and flavourful, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
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