Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Mom's Meaty Italian Pasta Sauce

This is a hearty pasta sauce from scratch that will have you licking your fingers at the end of the meal.


(not that I would ever participate in such behavior)


(at least not in public)

1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
4 chopped cloves of garlic
3 T. chopped parsley
1 T. dried oregano
1/2 c. tomato puree
1 28-oz can diced tomatoes
2 T tomato paste
3/4 c. grated carrots (or use matchstick)
2 stalks celery, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

In a saucepan, heat olive oil. Add onion and ground beef; saute until browned, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, parsley and oregano. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Add puree, tomatoes and paste. Bring to a boil and add celery and carrots, salt and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour, stirring occassionally. Best the next day.


  1. Mmmm...you always have the best recipes! I love pasta sauce!

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  3. Oh, I need to try this sauce--it looks so good!

  4. Oh my this looks delish! I could eat Italian food {particularly that with a red sauce} everyday. Can't wait to try this! I need a good homemade sauce recipe. Stopping by from Blue Cricket.
    Scissors & Spatulas

  5. Oh my goodness! I come from a VERY Italian family and this looks so authentic! :) My grandma's recipe is for gallons at a time, and I only cook for two!! I will definitely have to make this instead! :)

  6. This looks so good! I'm always on the lookout for new spaghetti sauce recipes :)

    (Stopping in from Tatortots and Jello party)

  7. This looks so good! I have to try this.

  8. I've got to give this a try!I'd love it if you would
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