Meat Sauce

Meat Sauce

Meat sauce is my go to sauce when I just don’t want to make meatballs. It’s the lazy way out, but it doesn’t matter. It’s still so good! And ridiculously easy, healthy and fills the bellies up real good.



4 cans of whole peeled plum tomatoes(San Marzano if available)


A pinch of crushed red pepper

12 cloves of garlic minced

1/4 of a small onion minced

A splash of red wine

About 3 lbs of meatloaf mix or lean ground beef

Crushed black pepper

4 big spoonfuls of grated pecorino Romano

A big handful of Italian parsley chopped


  • Brown meatloaf mix or lean ground beef in medium sauce pan until no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • In the same pan heat two tablespoons of EVOO.
  • Sauté onion until tender and crushed red pepper.
  • Add garlic and a splash of red wine.
  • Saute until golden.
  • Add tomatoes.
  • Use immersion blender to crush tomatoes until it is a smooth consistency.
  • Add crushed black pepper to taste.
  • Add parsley(basil also if you have it on hand).
  • Add cheese.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Simmer for at least an hour

Serve with your favorite pasta and ENJOY!


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