Sicilian Spaghetti Sauce
Sicilian Spaghetti Sauce is a classic, meaty sauce that the whole family will love. Rich, hearty and slightly sweet. Perfect for Sunday supper.
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 lb. ground sausage
- 1 large onion, finely minced
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- 12 oz. tomato paste
- 28 oz. tomato sauce
- 3 cups water
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. dried parsley
- 2 tsp. dried basil
- 1/4-1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- Hot cooked pasta
- Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Cook ground beef and sausage in a large dutch oven and break apart with a wooden spoon. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add onion and garlic. Cook another 3 to 4 minutes, until meat is browned. Remove meat from pot.
Add tomato paste to the skillet and stir around for about 2 minutes, until it darkens in color to a rust. Add tomato sauce, water, sugar, salt, parsley, basil and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer. Cook for an hour, stirring occasionally. You may need to cover the pot slightly so it doesn't spray sauce all over your stove.
Add meat mixture back to pot and cook another 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve over hot pasta and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.