This.meat.sauce.is.divine!!! So flavorful and satisfying. I love the thickness and just overall homemade taste of this sauce. It is addictive. I could drink it instead of drenching it over angel hair…but that would be weird. Or would it?!?!….IDK, but it’s that good.Another thing that I love about this sauce is that it can be started early on in the day and just simmer away throughout the afternoon with little attention. As long as you keep it on a low simmer, check it for proper liquid content and stir it occasionally, it will be fine all on its own just getting happier and happier. Did I mention that it makes the house smell AMAZING? (I’m dreaming of it right now.)There is something to be said for a yummy meat sauce that makes you feel cozy and loved! I could even forego the pasta and just dunk some crusty bread in the sauce and be just as content. So good.
The Ultimate Meat Sauce.
This meat sauce is the divine. It's full of flavor and sure to satisfy.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 onion diced
- 2 tbsp dried basil
- 1 healthy pinch red pepper flakes
- salt & pepper to taste
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 2 large cans crushed tomatoes
- 1 large can tomato puree
- 1 Parmesan rind
- water (if needed for consistency)
In a stockpot, heat the olive oil.
Add in the beef and pork and brown.
Once cooked through, add in the dried basil, red pepper flakes, minced garlic, salt & pepper. Stir to combine and become fragrant.
Add in the red wine and cook down just a bit.
Add in the crushed tomatoes and the tomato puree and bring to a slow simmer. **throughout the cooking, you can check for consistency and add a little water at a time if needed.
Lastly, I like to add a Parmesan rind or two to the simmering sauce. It gives the sauce just an extra something and I love it. (totally optional)
I hope you love this sauce as much as I do….it’s not only easy, but it’s a family fave!