Old Italian Meat Sauce

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

A long simmer of tomatoes with ground beef and pork is wonderfully flavored with mushrooms, rosemary, oregano, thyme and a generous measure of red wine. This versatile sauce can be used in your favorite pasta dishes.

INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):


  • In a large skillet, brown beef and pork over medium heat until no longer pink; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, warm olive oil over medium heat and saute onions and garlic until tender; add about 1/2 cup of wine; mix well.
  • Add mushrooms, rosemary, oregano and thyme to skillet and add another 1/2 cup wine; saute until tender.
  • Add browned meat, tomato sauce and tomato paste to mixture; simmer for 1 hour and add the remaining 2 cups of wine.
  • Simmer sauce on low for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally; serve.