Easy Italian Meat Sauce Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Quick and simple, Easy Italian Meat Sauce recipe has slow simmered taste on a weeknight!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: italian gravy, meat sauce, pasta sauce, spaghetti sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 170 kcal
Author: Kellie from TheSuburbanSoapbox.com
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 ounces sweet Italian sausage casing removed
  • 1 cup diced sweet onion approximately 1 small onion
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 - 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 - 14.5 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef to the pot and break up into small pieces with a fork. Brown the beef until no longer pink, approximately 5-10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm.
  2. Add the sausage to the pot and break up with a fork. Cook the sausage until no longer pink and cooked through, approximately 4-5 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the ground beef.
  3. Add the onion to the pot and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the tomato paste and cook until a deep Burgundy color, stirring to avoid burning. 
  5. Add the Italian Seasoning, onion powder and white wine to deglaze the pan. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up the brown bits on the bottom of the pot. Cook until the wine has reduced by half. 
  6. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and sugar. Bring the sauce to a boil. Return the beef and sausage back to the sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve immediately with pasta.
Recipe Notes

Sauce can be made up to 3 days in advance as part of your weekly meal prep. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

The meat sauce can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Italian Meat Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 196mg9%
Potassium 331mg9%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.