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  • Servings: 12
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  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 lb bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 lg sweet onion, chopped
  • 4-6 cloves grarilc, chopped
  • 4 6 oz cans tomato paste
  • 2 28 oz cans diced or crushed tomatoes (just tomatoes, no herbs or seasoning)
  • 2.5 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1 c water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • .5 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 bay leaves, whole


  • Brown beef and sausage in a large pot with onion and garlic. Drain.
  • Add tomato paste, tomatoes, oregano, basil, water, salt, pepper, sugar, and bay leaves.
  • Bring to a boil. Stir and lower heat to a slow simmer. Cook 3 to 4 hours.


This sauce has to simmer for several hours so it's best to make on a weekend. It freezes great! This is from "Causing a Stir".

Categories: Beef  Condiment, Sauce  Savory Sauce 

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