Meat Sauce for Pasta
You can make multiple pasta dinners with this
Freeze a batch of this chunky sauce for any
occasion. It easily defrosts, and is
ready for a hearty meal in no time.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 60 minutes
You Will Need
2 pounds bulk Italian sausage or ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes,
2 cans (4 ounces each) mushroom stems and
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, chili powder
2 bay leaves
Hot cooked pasta
What to Do
1. In a Dutch oven, cook meat and onion over medium
heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add
the tomato sauce, tomatoes, mushrooms, parsley and
seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring
2. Uncover; simmer 15 minutes longer or until sauce
reaches desired consistency. Discard bay
leaves. Freeze in meal-size portions.
To use frozen meat sauce: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
Place in a saucepan; heat through.