GRANNY’S HOMEMADE ITALIAN SAUCE

 

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 to 1 lb Italian sausage links (mild, hot, or mixed)
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped (any color)
  • 1 onion chopped (may use green onions)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (15 oz)
  • 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 to 2 tsp dried oregano*
  • 1 tsp dried basil*
  • 2 large or 3 small bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried parsley*
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 to 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp’ real’ butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb pasta of your choice cooked as directed
  • Water
  • * If using fresh herbs you will need to use twice as much, or to taste.

Directions

  • Brown sausage in skillet, drain on paper towels, set aside.
  • In clean heated pan place olive oil then butter.
  • Sauté bell pepper, onions and garlic over med heat, about 5-7 mins
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, oregano, basil, bay leaves cooked sausage and water as needed.
  • Cook covered over low heat about 30-45 mins stirring frequently as needed.
  • Cook pasta in salted water as directed, drain.
  • Pour sauce over pasta and serve.
  • May serve with tossed salad and garlic bread.

Notes

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