Nana's Slow Cooked Meaty Tomato Sauce

Nana's Slow Cooked Meaty Tomato Sauce

33 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    6 h 15 m
  • Ready In

    6 h 45 m
Lora
Recipe by  Lora

“Although my grandma was Danish, she was famous for her slow-cooked Italian tomato sauce. It cooks a long time, but is well worth the wait.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in Italian sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir until the meat is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 15 minutes. Use a potato masher to mash and blend the meat mixture every few minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.
  2. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, chicken broth, red wine, Italian seasoning, basil, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Transfer the sauce to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

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Reviews (33)

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dt
60

dt

I tweaked the recipe a little by adding one diced green pepper, two cloves of diced garlic, and using vegetable broth instead of chicken. I fry mushrooms in butter, place on the pasta and smother it in the sauce.

azgkrudi
53

azgkrudi

My husband usually dreads it when I make pasta because the sauce is always so lacking. THIS he absolutely loved. He said "You can make this almost every day of the week!" And I only used beef, no sausage - so next time I'll try using the sausage as well. Thanks, Lora, it was a big hit!

judy
40

judy

I followed this to a "T" and my husband says it is the best sauce he's ever had. Second time I made it I cut way back on the meat and just used Italian Sausage. It turned out just as good! This freezes great, and now we have it on hand all the time.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 289 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 18.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 17 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 1565 mg
  • 63%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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