Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Homemade Tomato Meat Sauce

This sauce tastes great on any pasta. I love to add red pepper flakes and a ton of grated parmesean cheese to serve.

For this recipe you will need: 2 cans tomato sauce, 1 pound ground beef, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons dried basil, 2 teaspoons dried oregano, 1 tablespoon dried parsley, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.

Heat the olive oil in a medium pot over high heat. Add the beef and break it apart with a spoon, stirring occasionally until it is browned. Add the tomato sauce and stir to combine with meat. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Add seasonings and adjust to your taste. Ideally, this sauce should simmer for a few hours for the best flavor and texture. But if you're in a hurry, you can thicken with some tomato paste and have it ready in 20 minutes.

2 comments:

ali said...

That looks really hearty...and delicious!

Chuck said...

The meat sauce and pasta looks so good! I would love a bowl of it right now.