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Homestyle Pasta Sauce Recipe

August 19th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1mediumonion
  2. 2clovesgarlic
  3. 1tablespoonvegetable oil (optional)
  4. 1lbground beef
  5. 1largecarrot
  6. 1largezucchini
  7. 1pepper(I use cubanelle or banana peppers)(optional)
  8. 2cups quarteredbutton mushrooms (optional)
  9. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  10. 1teaspoonbasil
  11. 1teaspoonoregano
  12. 4cupscrushed tomatoes
  13. 2tablespoonstomato paste
  14. 1tablespoonTabasco sauce (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Set a large pot of salted water on to boil, and prepare the desired amount of pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, peel and chop the onion and garlic.
  3. Peel and grate the carrot; grate the zucchini.
  4. Prepare the mushrooms and pepper if using.
  5. Put the meat in a very large skillet, with the oil if the meat is very lean, and fry, breaking it up into small bits, until browned.
  6. When it is half done, add the onion, and continue cooking until there is not any red left in the meat and the onion is translucent.
  7. Stir the garlic into the meat for a minute, then add the grated carrot and zucchini, and the pepper and mushrooms if using. Mix well.
  8. Continue cooking, stirring frequently for a few minutes until the vegetables are soft. Season with the salt, basil and oregano.
  9. Mix in the crushed tomatoes and the tomato paste.
  10. Reduce the heat and simmer until well amalgamated.
  11. Mix in the Tabasco sauce, and serve over hot pasta.

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