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MOM'S BASIC PASTA SAUCE Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joanne Volk
Added: Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 medium onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 lb. ground beef
2 jars Ragu spaghetti sauce (26 oz)
1 can crushed tomatoes (14 oz)
3-4 Tbsp grated Parmesan
2 Tbsp olive oil

Directions:
Directions:
Saute' onion and garlic in oil. Add ground beef, and brown. Add 2 jars Ragu, rinsing each with about 1/4 cup of water. Add tomatoes with their liquid. Simmer all for about an hour. This is the basic sauce. Depending on the final dish, Mom would then add meatballs, or braciole, or sausage, etc.
This makes a lot of sauce, but you can freeze it in smaller batches for later use.

 

 

 

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