Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Connie's Meat Sauce

I really can't stand sauce in a jar.   It just doesn't taste right....but it's easy and convenient.  I recently decided that I don't like eating food that tastes bad.  So I decided to start making my own sauce.

We tried on this on julienned zucchini and spaghetti squash and we decided that we love the zucchini which works great because it doesn't need to be cooked!

Connie's Meat Sauce

1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound pork sausage
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
3 bay leaves
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 cups of water

In a large stockpot cook the ground beef, sausage, garlic, onion. Cook until beef is no longer pink. Drain into a large colander to drain grease.

To the large sauce pot add tomatoes, tomato paste, bay leaves, oregano, basil, black pepper, sugar and stir well. Pour the meat mixture into the pot. Bring to a boil, adding water as needed. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 2 hours. Season with salt to your taste.