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Homemade Meat Sauce

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Homemade Meat Sauce

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  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground Italian sausage
  • 1 onion (medium, chopped, about 1 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz. tomato sauce
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. fennel seeds
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
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    Calories120Calories from Fat45
    Total Fat5g8%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat45
    Total Carbohydrate12g4%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Richard Hubbard a month ago
    Fantastic meat sauce! Our kids love it. Love how the house smells when cooking this!!!
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    Barb Hunt 2 months ago
    Delicious I added green pepper and mushrooms it was ver good
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    V 6 months ago
    The best sauce I’ve made yet it’s a hearty slightly spicy sauce
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    Romesh Sinclair 6 months ago
    I’m learning to cook and this was easy to make in my Instant Pot, and delicious!
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    Ruth Klenke a year ago
    Loved it and will make it again with fresh tomatoes and fresh basil.
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    April Gee 2 years ago
    Made this sauce this evening and it’s so yummy! Best sauce ever. I will make again,
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    Delicious, my son loves a good sauce and he loved it!
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    Kohler 2 years ago
    Loved by SERIOUS picky eaters!
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    Crupi 2 years ago
    Best meat sauce I’ve ever made!
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    Braa 3 years ago
    Super yummy meat sauce. I didn’t have sausage, other than that I followed directions. Every body enjoyed. I will make it again for sure. Thank you for the recipe.
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    Gilliam 4 years ago
    Best homemade sauce i have made! I added a little anise seed to mine, I like the licorice taste of fennel and anise! Will definitely make this again! And, it’s so easy!!!!
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    Heather M. 4 years ago
    Delicious! Everyone in the family enjoyed it. I used all 90% beef, no sausage, and it was still very flavorful.
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    Lizzy 4 years ago
    My go to meat sauce recipe!! I add jalapeños in with the onions for a spicy kick! Love it!! It’s so easy and the flavor will speak for itself 😊😊
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    Leah G. 4 years ago
    It was pretty good. Next time I would add less crushed tomatoes and more beef broth and beef flavouring as it was more tomatoey than my normal lasagna. It was still good though - especially if you like sweeter, tomatoey meat sauces for your dishes. A good recipe!
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    Pam Dawson 5 years ago
    This meat sauce recipe was delicious. I didn’t have any fennel, and it was still very good. The whole family loved it!
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    Dale S. 5 years ago
    it turned out amazballs
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    Kathy Whaling 5 years ago
    Excellent and so simple to make. After I browned the meat I threw everything in the slow cooker and it turned out so yummy!
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    Janet Bilyeu 5 years ago
    It was wonderful, tasted like it had been cooking for hours rich in flavor and body