Homemade Meat Sauce
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground Italian sausage
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
2 tablespoons sugar
1½ teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Salt and ground black pepper
1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook beef, sausage, and onion over medium heat until mostly browned, about 5 minutes. Drain if desired, and then stir in garlic.
2. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar, basil, Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more salt to taste if desired.
*I actually let mine simmer for around an hour. The longer it simmers, the better...in my opinion ;)
You could also use this in Lasagna.
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