This is a recipe my grandma made for years and she never wrote it down until I was learning how to make it. It is a sweet meat sauce. I love it and just wanted to share it with everyone else. Let me know what you think. This recipe makes a lot of sauce. I usually put 4 cups in a resealable plastic bag and freeze for later use.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir ground beef and onion in a large pot until beef is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease.

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  • Pour tomato sauce and tomato paste into the pot; season with pepper. Stir in tomato puree and ketchup. Add brown sugar, mustard, celery salt, onion salt, and garlic salt, stirring after each addition.

  • Simmer sauce over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until flavors combine, 30 to 45 minutes. Sprinkle in Parmesan cheese during the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Cook's Note:

You can add more sauce later, if needed.

Nutrition Facts

397 calories; protein 23.3g 47% DV; carbohydrates 35.1g 11% DV; fat 19.1g 29% DV; cholesterol 72.6mg 24% DV; sodium 2296.6mg 92% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2019
I thought this was pretty good - I always like trying new sauces and this was a change from the usual. You will get 12 servings (at 3/4 cup per serving) or 9 (1 cup) servings. I track my food so I had to portion this out which is how I got these amounts. Secondly this really is quite sweet. I halved the brown sugar (only change I made) and it was still plenty sweet for me so you might want to start with a smaller amount. I served this over zucchini noodles. The mustard and celery salt really add some depth of flavor. Thanks for sharing grandma's recipe! Read More
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