Recipe courtesy of Trish Appleby

Donatelli's - Meat Sauce Recipe

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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2 pounds lean ground beef

1 tablespoon minced garlic

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/8 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup diced onions

One 29-ounce can tomato puree

Two 12-ounce cans tomato paste

One 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes

1 tablespoon beef base

1 tablespoon chicken base

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon chopped parsley leaves


  1. Brown ground beef with minced garlic and salt and pepper, to taste. Drain ground beef and set aside.
  2. Place oil and onions in a saucepan and saute on high heat until soft. Add all cans of tomato products. Fill the tomato puree can with hot water and dissolve beef and chicken base in this water. Add this water and base mixture to saucepan. Add all other ingredients and heat through. Once hot, add the browned ground beef and simmer on low heat for approximately 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve over your favorite pasta -- enjoy!!!!