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Tami's Red Sauce: Bolognese Tomato Sauce with Ground Beef

Rated as 4.49 out of 5 Stars
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"This red sauce is a crowd pleaser, takes next to no effort, and can be made with fresh or dried herbs that you probably already have in your pantry!"
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 187
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned completely, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  2. Stir tomato sauce, basil, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, salt, and pepper into the beef; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook sauce at a simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and rich, about 1 hour.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Fresh herbs really adds an extra layer of flavor. If I have any of the ingredients fresh, I substitute: 1 cup basil, chopped; 1 cup oregano, chopped, 2 onions, finely chopped; or 3 cloves garlic, minced.
  • This makes enough sauce for 2 boxes of pasta; it freezes well.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 187 calories; 7.4 19.2 13.3 35 1390 Full nutrition

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Simple and delicious! I did not use the amounts of basil and oregano called for per personal preference, I just used them to taste I used dried herbs). I wouldn't call this a 'Bolognese', exactl...

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I have not made this recipe, however, when reading the ingredients I did spot something the novice may want to be careful of 2 Tablespoons of garlic powder is a lot of garlic for a recipe of thi...

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Simple and delicious! I did not use the amounts of basil and oregano called for per personal preference, I just used them to taste I used dried herbs). I wouldn't call this a 'Bolognese', exactl...

I've made variations of this as my Mother taught me. It's a great sauce if you like making your own, which I do. I usually throw in a can of diced, fire roasted tomatoes. They dissolve completel...

For the simplicity of making the sauce it turned out surprisingly well. Rated as recipe was written as all reviews should be. Only suggestions maybe switch herbs around to taste and try some fre...

Definitely needs chopped onion and pressed fresh garlic sautéed to start, then add fresh herbs (basil, oregano) if you have them and works really well with 2 large cans of crushed tomatoes rathe...

Followed the recipe except I added a cup of water that the pasta cooked in and simmered for an additional 5 minutes. The family loved it!

kudos to amy.sue....right on point!!!!!!

I have not made this recipe, however, when reading the ingredients I did spot something the novice may want to be careful of 2 Tablespoons of garlic powder is a lot of garlic for a recipe of thi...

This was a hit! My children and niece loved it. They said it was way better than any store bought pasta sauce. I'll never buy ready made pasta sauce again. We used fresh minced garlic and fresh...

You can always buy pre chopped onions and some garlic like paste to perk this up with a non dried spice basis. It is still easy to make and you just sautee them for a bit (adding maybe 2 - 3 min...