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.


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.