Easy Meaty Tomato SauceThis recipe worked out really well! The sauce was rich and meaty with just the right amount of seasoning. (Good thing it tastes so nice, because the recipe made almost four quarts worth of sauce).
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 shallot, minced
6 cloves garlic, pressed
1 lb sweet Italian sausage links, thawed and removed from casings
1/2 lb lean ground beef, thawed
2 28-oz cans Muir Glen Crushed Tomatoes with basil
1 14-oz can Muir Glen No Salt Added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 envelope McCormick Italian-Style Spaghetti Sauce Mix
1 6-oz can Muir Glen tomato paste
Heat oil in a large pot. Add shallot and garlic and cook until shallot becomes translucent. Add meat and cook until no longer pink. Drain meat in a paper towel-lined colander. Return to pan. Add tomatoes and spaghetti sauce mix and simmer, covered, for about thirty minutes. Add tomato paste. Stir well and cook thirty minutes more. Allow sauce to cool. Parcel out into quart bags and freeze.
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