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)


  1. In a stockpot, heat the olive oil.

  2. Add in the beef and pork and brown.

  3. Once cooked through, add in the dried basil, red pepper flakes, minced garlic, salt & pepper.  Stir to combine and become fragrant.

  4. Add in the red wine and cook down just a bit.

  5. 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. 

  6. 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)