I’ve searched high and low for a really, really good meat sauce. To be used on spaghetti, in lasagna, on stuffed shells – whatever I please.
This one fits the bill to a “T”. Unfortunately, I keep forgetting to photograph it. But c’mon – you know what spaghetti sauce looks like, right?!
Here’s the recipe, with my alterations (although minor)
The Best Meat Sauce
1 lb. ground beef, turkey, chicken or Italian sausage
2 cans (14 oz.) petite diced tomatoes
2 cans (14 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
2 cans water, use the tomato sauce can
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp dried onion
3 Tbsp sugar (or to taste. for me, that’s more like 2 tbsp)
salt to taste
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 Tbsp dried basil
2 Tbsp dried parsley
Brown meat along with garlic and onion. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water. Stir and then add sugar and seasonings. Season to taste. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Allow it to simmer for several hours. If it gets too thick, just add some additional water or tomato sauce. Stirring frequently. Freezes well.