Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Meat Sauce to the Max

I think everyone needs a good go-to meat sauce that can be used from anything from lasagna to spaghetti to manicotti to baked potatoes (you get the Italian drift). So, this is my basic recipe that I use for pretty much anything Italian. It's super yummy and savory. Plus, you can change out just about ANY meat. This recipe makes enough sauce for a 13x9 pan of lasagna or a big ol' pot of spaghetti.

What You Need:

1 lb. of browned meat (I used ground beef)
2 28oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
2-3 cloves of chopped garlic (appr. 1 tsp.)
2 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. pepper

Get your meat browning on ... toss in some salt and pepper, too. You don't want your meat to get lonely.

Then strain your meat (you know, so we can call this fat free!!)

Add 2 28oz. cans of crushed tomatoes to your browned meat.

Toss in 2 1/2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning ... any brand works. Just make sure it's semi green and makes you wanna say Bonjourno!

Then curse your camera for overexposing your picture of garlic being added to the pan, whilst adding a couple of chopped cloves of garlic to the mixture. Also, this is a good time to toss in some salt and pepper ... about 3/4 tsp. each. That usually does the trick.

Turn your stove onto medium low and let his pot of yummy just simmer until the garlic marries the italian seasoning and the meat gives everyone a hug.

It's good. It's really good.

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