MEAT SAUCE

 

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Ingredients

  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. ground sausage or 2 Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1/2 can (3 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • oregano, to taste
  • basil, to taste
  • parsley, to taste
  • salt (a tsp or so, to taste) and pepper

Directions

  • In a large saute pan, heat the oil. Add the onion and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant.
  • Add the sausage and ground beef, crumbling and browning. Drain.
  • Add the remaning ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  • Simmer covered (or uncovered, for a slightly thicker sauce) for an hour or longer.
  • I actually found out we were going to our friends' for lunch, so I ended up doing everything up until the simmering part and then throwing it in the crockpot on low until I was ready to assemble the lasagna later. I knew I wouldn't want to do all that work after getting home from lunch. This is the first time I have done meatsauce in the crockpot and it turned out wonderfully.
  • If you make 8 slices (and they are definitely good sized), this

Notes

I actually found out we were going to our friends' for lunch, so I ended up doing everything up until the simmering part and then throwing it in the crockpot on low until I was ready to assemble the lasagna later. I knew I wouldn't want to do all that work after getting home from lunch. This is the first time I have done meatsauce in the crockpot and it turned out wonderfully

Categories: Condiment, Sauce  Savory Sauce 

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