Meat Sauce

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  • 1½ lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1¼ to 1½ lbs. mild Italian pork sausage (if using link remove from casings)
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized onions, chopped
  • ½ lb. mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 – 1 lb. 12 oz. can tomatoes or Italian style tomatoes including liquid
  • 1 – 6 oz. can tomato paste


  1. In a 5 or 6 quart pot, crumple ground beef, Italian sausage, green pepper, onion and mushrooms.
  2. Cook over medium heat stirring frequently, until meat is no longer pink.
  3. Add tomatoes including liquid and tomato paste.
  4. Cook rapidly, uncovered, until sauce is very thick (about 45 minutes), stirring often.
  5. Remove from heat and let stand undisturbed for 5 to 10 minutes, then skim and discard fat.
  6. Use sauce hot or cold.

Cover and refrigerate up to 4 days, freeze for longer storage.

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