This is my mother-in-law's recipe, which was adapted and passed down through at least 3 generations. It's so good I could eat it by itself! Everyone who walks through the kitchen while it's simmering is supposed to stir the sauce. This makes a big pot, so freeze some for another great meal some other time! Also makes fantastic lasagne by simply layering the sauce with mozzarella and lasagne noodles, then baking at 350F until done. Also, remember to cook it with love!