Meat Sauce – The Works

Meat Sauce – The Works

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When we say we love pasta, we really mean we love the sauce. Pasta, the fresher the better, is one of the delivery mechanisms. This is a sauce version that my dad and grandpa would serve. I could eat this alone, by the spoonful, in my pajamas, all day.

This recipe will make sauce for days. Use a large stockpot!

Ingredients

  1. Olive Oil – 2 Tbs.
  2. Red Onion – 1/2, diced
  3. Red Wine, Merlot – 1/2 c.
  4. 93% lean Ground Sirloin – 7 oz.
  5. Ground Turkey – 8 oz.
  6. Ground Italian Sausage – 7 oz
  7. Garlic – 3 cloves
  8. Bone-in Short Ribs – 1.5 lbs or a little more
  9. 29 oz. Tomato Sauce – 3 cans (we use this Kirkland Signature Organic Tomato Sauce, 11.3 Pound)
  10. 28 oz. Plum Tomatoes – 1 can (we use this San Marzano, Whole Peeled Tomatoes, 28 oz)
  11. Water – 2 of the 29 oz. cans
  12. Chopped Basil – 2 c.
  13. Bay Leaves – 4
  14. Salt & Pepper – to taste

Directions

  1. In a large stockpot, heat olive oil and sauté onion on medium until transparent. About 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Add 3 thru 7 in pot and make sure to combine the ground meats well. Continue cooking on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add ribs and brown on all sides over medium heat.
  4. Add 9 thru 13, stir, cover & bring to boil over medium heat.
  5. Once boiling, place heat at lowest setting while maintaining a slow boil. Stir occasionally & cook covered for 1 hour.
  6. Add salt & pepper to taste.

This is one of the sauces I use in my lasagna.

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2 Comments

  1. Fantastic Sauce !!!!!!

     

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