Tomato Meat Sauce

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 450
Yield: 4 cups


1 medium red or green bell pepper chopped
1 large onion chopped
10 large mushrooms sliced
1 pound ground beef
8 ounces sweet Italian sausages removed from casing
1 (24-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce or marinara sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon dried tarragon
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt


1. Chop the bell pepper.
2. Peel and chop the onion.
3. Slice the mushrooms.
4. Brown the ground beef and sausage in a frying pan and drain off the excess fat. Transfer the meat to a large pot.
5. Stir the remaining ingredients into the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer covered for a minimum of 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Important tip
The longer this sauce simmers, the thicker and richer it will become. Stir every 5 to 10 minutes to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pot.3

Recommended with:
All pasta varieties

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 450
Calories from Fat: 199

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