Ingredients

How to make it

  • In large stock pot, cook beef, sausage, onion, celery, green pepper, and garlic until meats are browned. Drain off fat.
  • Add oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, chili flakes, bay leaf, black pepper, and pinch salt. Saute for 1 minute to release some of the essence from the herbs and spices.
  • Add tomato sauce. Using scissors, cut up stewed tomatoes in can, or use a food processor. Add to meat mixture with tomato paste. Stir well to combine. If sauce is too thick, add additional can of tomato sauce. Add brown sugar.
  • Simmer covered for 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and olives. Simmer uncovered for at least another 1/2 hour. Remove bay leaf before serving. Serve over pasta, or use in baked dishes, such as ziti or lasagna.

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  • itsalguod 4 years ago
    I was trying to find a recipe to can. Do you know how to process this to can it?
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  • dandelion 4 years ago
    I think I have everything but the mushrooms. I'm going to give it a try. THX :)
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    " It was excellent "
    majicdanser ate it and said...
    Better than I ever thought. I've made it three times now for my family, and it has become a family favorite. VERY good receipe!!! Highly recommended.
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    " It was excellent "
    majicdanser ate it and said...
    GREAT recipe, especially for a Italian-style newbie like me. LOVE IT!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    sounds so good, great post! 5555555
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  • lindyjj 4 years ago
    Yum yum yum!! Must try!! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    donman ate it and said...
    Natalie,
    This is truly a GREAT sounding sauce. It will defiantly go in my book.

    Donman :)
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    " It was excellent "
    pollymotzko ate it and said...
    Looks really great! Thanks for the nice background on the dish and what drew you to like cooking in the first place!

    Polly Motzko
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  • 22566 6 years ago
    This sounds like a great recipe,and what a wonderful memory for you with your Dad.

    Thank-you for sharing,a special pass down recipe for your children as will.

    Kind Regards
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    " It was excellent "
    coffeebean53 ate it and said...
    This is how my Dad use to make his spaghetti sauce back in the day before jarred and canned sauces. Thanks for a wonderful post.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Oh this makes me hungry, thanks for the great post, you have my 5 also.
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    " It was excellent "
    cookingforfun ate it and said...
    Can't give less than a 5. Just a great recipe.
    Thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    cookingforfun ate it and said...
    Can't give you less than a 5. Great Italian influence Well done.
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    " It was excellent "
    cookingforfun ate it and said...
    Can't give you less than a 5. Great Italian influence Well done.
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
    Sounds delicious!
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    Sounds like wonderful recipe. I cetainly have to try this one. 5 forks
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    " It was excellent "
    bismyno1 ate it and said...
    Sounds really tasty. Will give this a try. 5+
    :)
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This is altimately good! Nice flavors and herbs working here!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This is altimately good! Nice flavors and herbs working here!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    YUM!!!! FIVE :+D
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