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  • In a large dutch oven over medium heat cook the ground beef making sure it is all crumbly than add onions. Cover the whole top of it with garlic salt. Reduce the heat to low. Stir, then add the cans of tomatoes you can also add some of the rinsed out water from the cans. Then stir in the tomato paste and add some of the rinsed out water from the can. Then add the celery, mushrooms and bell peppers stir and add the rest of the seasonings. Give it a taste and if it is too acidity add some sugar and let it dissolve in the sauce. Add the Parmesan cheese rinds now if you have some. Cover on low and let it simmer for about three hours or more. Checking it and stirring it about every half hour or so.
  • Once it has simmered for two to three hours. Taste it and adjust it by adding more spices etc. a little at a time that you like. If it still tastes acidic add a bit more sugar and let it continue to simmer. Once it is to your liking you can turn off the burner and let it sit awhile. Remove the bay leaves before serving. If you don’t plan on eating it the same day you can let it come to room temperature divide it up into containers and let it sit in your fridge overnight as it tastes much better the second day. After that you can put the containers into the freezer. If you don’t have room in your fridge you can freeze it the same day it will be quite OK. too! Enjoy!

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    " It was excellent "
    Cosmicmother ate it and said...
    I made a little change in method and cooked it in the slow cooker. I browned the beef and onions, followed by the peppers, celery, herbs, spices and tomato paste. Then dumped everything (excluding mushrooms) in the slow cooker and cooked on low for 6 hrs. I was worried the diced tomatoes wouldn't break down but after 5 hrs they broke down into the sauce. I love the little tang and spice the Worcestershire sauce gave, I've never added it to a meat sauce before but will now! I used half it over a pound of Farfelle pasta and froze the other half. I also followed the tip of refrigerating it overnight and eating it the next day. :)
    Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe!
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago
    I love the addition of the bell pepper & chili peppers.also simmering for a few hours just adds so much flavor!
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  • mommyluvs2cook 1 year ago
    Sounds delicious Joce!!
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  • albys1 1 year ago
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    " It was excellent "
    Cosmicmother ate it and said...
    Sounds great!
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