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Rich & Hearty Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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This recipe for Rich & Hearty Spaghetti Sauce, by , is from Mikes Make Memories Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mike Haczkewicz


3 tbsp olive oil
2 cups onions, chopped and divided
1 red pepper, coarsely chopped
1 pound ground beef
1 pound Italian sausage
5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 - 12 ounce can tomato paste
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
3 tsp oregano
3 tsp basil
1 tsp dried thyme
1 pinch red pepper flakes
2 - 14 ounce cans of Italian style stewed tomatoes
2 - 28 ounce cans of crushed tomatoes
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 cups beef broth
2 bay leaves
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
cup brown sugar

1. Saute half of the onions in the oil, add sausage, beef and garlic. Cook until the beef is no longer red. Drain the excess
2. Blend left over onions and red pepper in food processor and then add this mixture to the crock pot along with; meat
mixture, tomato paste, spices, tomatoes, beef broth, sugar, mushrooms, bay leaves, and balsamic vinegar.
3. Heat to a boil and then let simmer for 1-4 hours.




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