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Best Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

Recipe Ingredients

Method

  1. Remove sausage meat from outer casings; chop sausage.
  2. In a 5-quart Dutch oven, over medium heat, saut√© ground chuck (break into chunks with wooden spoon), sausage meat, onion, green bell pepper and garlic, stirring frequently, until meat is browned and vegetables are tender — about 20 minutes.
  3. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon salt, crushed red pepper and basil; mix well.
  4. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and 1 cup water; mash tomatoes with wooden spoon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat; simmer, covered and stirring occasionally, until thickened, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  5. To serve, cook spaghetti as package label directs, adding 1 tablespoon salt to boiling water. Drain well.
  6. Serve spaghetti with sauce, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Makes 8 servings.


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