Quick and simple, Easy Italian Meat Sauce recipe has slow simmered taste on a weeknight!
Keyword: italian gravy, meat sauce, pasta sauce, spaghetti sauce
Author: Kellie from TheSuburbanSoapbox.com
1poundlean ground beef
4ouncessweet Italian sausagecasing removed
1cupdiced sweet onionapproximately 1 small onion
1/4cupdry white wine
1 - 28ouncecan crushed tomatoes
1 - 14.5ouncecan tomato sauce
salt and pepperto taste
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.
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.
Add the onion to the pot and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Stir in the tomato paste and cook until a deep Burgundy color, stirring to avoid burning.
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.
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.
Serve immediately with pasta.
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.