|Please your picky eaters with this|
delicious and simple meat sauce!
|Here's the sauce before the 2 hour simmer...|
|Here's the sauce after the 2 hour simmer...|
Look how thick, rich and dark red it has become!
Simple Pasta Sauce
1 pound ground beef
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
6 ounces water
1 (24 ounce) can tomato puree
2 tablespoons olive oil
6-8 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
large handful fresh basil leaves, chopped
lots of salt and freshly cracked pepper
In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add olive oil and saute garlic about 2 minutes, careful not to burn. Add ground beef and cook until meat is browned. Season well with salt and pepper. Add tomato paste, water (I use the tomato paste can to measure!), tomato puree, spices and basil. Mix well. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer uncovered, for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and re-season with salt and pepper if necessary. Serve over pasta.
Prep Time: Approximately 15 minutes Cook Time: Approximately 2 hours