" I truly think it is best to be a robin lightly dressed concocting soup inside my nest" ~Maurice Sendak

So Saucy

I love everything about Italian cuisine.
The seasonings, the ingredients and the aroma that fills your kitchen .
If I had to pick one of my favorite things to cook in the entire world it would have to be Italian pasta sauce.
This recipe is an extremely versatile meat and tomato sauce. It can poured over any pasta, used as a filling in calzone or even as a pizza sauce.
I did the latter the next day for lunch and my family loved it just as much as the night before when it was served over spaghetti.

Now that's Amore!

"Salsa di Pomodori con Manzo"
Tomatoes Sauce with Beef

  • olive oil
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1 tbs oregano
  • handful button mushrooms
  • 6 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 can of crushed plum tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in large saucepan.
Add beef and onion.
Cook until beef is brown (drain fat if necessary)

Add garlic and spices.
Cook until garlic is lightly browned.

Add remaining ingredients and bring to a low boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 45 min stirring frequently.

Adjust seasonings and serve over hot pasta.

Wine Suggestion: Valpolicella


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