Saturday, August 28, 2010

Brad's Meat Sauce

1lb package of ground beef & pork mixture
3 shallots, minced
2 large cloves elephant garlic, minced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 16oz can diced tomatoes, drained
4 16oz cans tomato sauce
4 small cans tomato paste
6 stems fresh basil, chopped
6 stems fresh oregano, chopped
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp crushed red pepper

Brown beef & pork in pot. Remove meat, leaving grease in pot. Add garlic & shallots to pot, along with olive oil. Cook until fragrant. Add diced tomatoes, stirring frequently. Return meat to pot. Turn heat up to high, to burn off excess liquid from meat & tomatoes at the same time, add the fresh oregano & fresh basil. Lower heat to medium, add cans of sauce & paste. Stir in sugar, garlic powder & crushed red pepper. Simmer on low for no less than an hour.

We served this over raviolis, with a caprese salad & Italian bread.

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