Thinking about Christmas traditions, including dinner… so I thought I’d repost Mom’s meat sauce recipe. Enjoy!
4 14 oz. cans Italian tomatoes
4 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
4 6 oz. cans tomato paste
2 lbs. ground beef
2 large onions, diced
1 clove garlic, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 bay leaf
3 Tbls Italian seasoning (or equal parts oregano, basil, thyme, marjoram)
Salt & pepper
In 3 Tbls olive oil, saute onions, garlic & green pepper until lightly browned. While that sautees, place tomatoes, sauce & paste in a large pot, crushing the tomatoes. Cook on medium heat until it reaches a boiling point. Lower the heat and let simmer. Add 2 Tbls of the seasoning, the bay leaf & the onion mixture.
Brown the ground beef, breaking it up finely. Add 1 Tbls Italian seasoning. Drain, and then add the meat to the tomato sauce. Add salt & pepper to taste. Simmer the sauce 5-6 hours, which is the secret to good sauce.
Your house will smell wonderful – just make sure you only use a clove of garlic!