Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

I have already shared my recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs but I thought I would also share my recipe for traditional meat sauce. You will find all of the traditional flavors like garlic, oregano, basil and tomato, but I prefer to use Italian sausage because it gives the sauce that little extra kick.

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

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Serves 6 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage (hot or mild)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup red wine (I prefer Chianti)
  • 1 (28 ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper as needed
  • 1 pound dried spaghetti noodles

Instructions

1

In a skillet or pot large enough to fit all of the sauce, brown the italian sausage over medium heat. Strain to remove oil and set aside.

2

In the same pot add 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic until they turn translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the wine. Be sure to scrape up any yummy bits on the bottom of the pan. Cook 3 minutes.

3

Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, dried basil and oregano. Return sausage to sauce. Stir to combine. Add salt and pepper as needed. Cook for at least 1 hour, I sometimes like to cook it as long as 3 hours. (Note: I have had some experiences with some salty Italian sausage so I like to add my salt and pepper after the sausage has had time to cook in the sauce.)

4

About 20 minutes before you are ready to eat. Start your pasta and cook according to package directions. Strain.

5

Place pasta in a pasta bowl and top with sauce.

Notes

Enjoy!

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