Old Italian Meat Sauce

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This Italian meat sauce with mushrooms is robust and hearty. Serve over your favorite pasta with Parmesan cheese if desired.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
20

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 3 cups red wine, divided

  • 2 pounds fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary

  • ¼ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 3 (29 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook beef and pork in the hot skillet until crumbly and no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  2. Warm olive oil in another large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic in hot oil until onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup wine; mix well.

  3. Add mushrooms, oregano, rosemary, and thyme to onion mixture. Pour in another 1/2 cup wine; cook and stir until mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes.

  4. Add browned meat, tomato sauce, and tomato paste to mushroom mixture. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour.

  5. Pour in remaining 2 cups wine. Continue simmering for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally; serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
17g Fat
16g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 296
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 788mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 965mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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