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Maria's Best Pasta Sauce

Rated as 3.33 out of 5 Stars

"Add this great tasting meat and tomato sauce to your dinnertime repertoire. Toss it with spaghetti or other pasta, use it in lasagna, or as a base for other dishes such as Shepherd's Pie, Sloppy Joes or Chili. The cream smoothes out the flavour and creates a luscious sauce."
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25 m servings 221 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. In a deep pot over high heat, brown ground beef, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, hot pepper flakes and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper, breaking up beef with a spoon, for about 8 min or until beef is no longer pink.
  2. Pour in cream and boil, stirring, for 3 min or until about half is absorbed. Add tomatoes and bring to a boil; reduce heat and boil gently, stirring often, for about 5 min until flavours are blended and sauce is thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


  • Double or triple this recipe to have on hand for quick meals. Spoon sauce into smaller containers, let cool and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • If you have any extra canned crushed tomatoes, measure the amount and transfer to an airtight container. Mark the amount on the lid and freeze for another use.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 221 calories; 13.4 g fat; 10.3 g carbohydrates; 15.7 g protein; 58 mg cholesterol; 151 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I thought it was a really good basic recipe but made some adjustments that really boosted the flavor. I used fire roasted diced tomatoes instead of regular ones. Also instead of the cream, I use...

Tried the recipe and was so disappointed. Nothing to jump to the ceiling really, will not do again! :-(

Quick, easy and most important my grandchildren "love love love it" yes it got three loves from them! !