Paige's Favorite Meat Sauce
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: serves 8
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 sweet vidalia onion, diced
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 28-oz can tomato puree
  • 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and red bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions begin to brown (about 10 minutes). Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  2. Push all the veggies to one side of the pan and add the ground beef. Brown, breaking apart and stirring as it goes. Once all the meat is browned, drain the fat from the pan. Stir together the ground beef and veggies.
  3. Add the tomato puree, diced tomatoes, basil, rosemary and red wine. Stir well. Bring a boil and then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Taste, and season as desired with salt and pepper. Enjoy over pasta.
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