Donatelli's meat sauce recipe

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time80 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup diced onions
1 (29-ounce) can tomato puree
2 (12-ounce) cans tomato paste
1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon beef base
1 tablespoon chicken base
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon chopped parsley leaves
1) Brown minced beef with minced garlic and salt and pepper, to taste. Drain beef and set aside.

2) Place oil and onions in a saucepan and saute on high heat until soft. Add all tins of tomato products. Fill the tomato puree tin with hot water and dissolve beef and chicken base in this water. Add this water and base mixture to saucepan. Add all other ingredients and heat through. Once hot, add the browned beef and simmer on low heat for approximately 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Serve over your favorite pasta.

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