This is by far, my most favorite meat sauce recipe in existence. I won't even order spaghetti in restaurants because nothing compares to how good this sauce is. I have no clue where the recipe came from, it's been handed down from my great-grandmother, who was a full blooded Italian immigrant. So it has to be good, right? HA! This is also the same sauce I use to make a delicious lasagna. Next time I make lasagna, I will post that recipe.
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 mild italian sausages (remove casing)
3/4 cup white onion, chopped
1 garlic clove
1 tsp. parsley
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 small cans of tomato paste
8 oz. can of tomato sauce
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cups of water
1lb. pasta of your choice (I prefer mostaccioli, it's easier to eat, especially for little ones).
1. Ground beef with oil and sausage (remove the casing, I pull it out of the casing by hand in small gobs about the size of a grape). When almost brown, add onions.
2. When everything is brown, drain grease. Return to stove, add parsley, garlic, italian seasoning, salt, pepper, tomato paste, tomato sauce and 2 cups of water. Stir well. Simmer on low for 90 minutes.
3. Cook noodles according to package and desired tenderness. Drain well. Pour sauce over noodles. Serve hot!