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Meat Sauce

  • Yield: About 4 cups


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Heat oil in a large pot, add meat and brown it, breaking it up with a spoon until crumbly. Add onions and cook 5 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes and tomato paste, and cook 5 minutes. Add sugar and herbs, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook 20 minutes.