How to cook meat sauce for pasta

Spaghetti with meat sauce One of the great joys of cooking pasta is that it is such a versatile food. Not only does it come in all shapes and sizes, but it is a really simple base for any kind...

Spaghetti with meat sauce
Spaghetti with meat sauce

One of the great joys of cooking pasta is that it is such a versatile food. Not only does it come in all shapes and sizes, but it is a really simple base for any kind of meal, depending on what one puts in it or on it.

Pasta sauces range from simple olive oil and garlic, with perhaps some added spices such as oregano and red pepper flakes, to a complicated and hearty meat sauce. To be sure the olive oil and garlic are healthier. But one ought to be able to be bad once in a while and eat something a little more substantial. The meat sauce works for just about any kind of pasta except for delicate angel hair or anything similar.

The ingredients for meat sauce include:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef,
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, sliced into small pieces,
  • a large onion, that has been finely chopped,
  • a bell pepper with the core and seeds removed, also finely chopped,
  • five 16 oz cans of tomato sauce,
  • garlic powder,
  • oregano,
  • red pepper flakes,
  • a half a cup of red wine
  • two Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Method:

  1. Saute the chopped onion and bell pepper in the olive oil.
  2. Add the ground beef and Italian sausage and cooks, mixing it together with the onion and bell pepper until brown. Drain the fat.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, wine, and spices, mix thoroughly, and then simmer for two to four hours, stirring occasionally.

    Add tomato sauce
    Add tomato sauce

  4. Finally the meat sauce can be served on top of a favorite dish of cooked pasta and topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

Your sauce will taste even better on a homemade pasta. Visit Cilantro Foodie Community blog for more amazing pasta recipes. If you are a true home chef click here and learn what are the tips and trick  to create the best pasta at home. Don't forget to visit Cilantro the Cooks shop and get your very first pasta machine!

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