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Spaghetti Sauce

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Ingredients

1 pound lean Italian sausage or 1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion chopped
1 medium carrot grated
1 medium green pepper chopped
1/2 cup beef broth or beef broth base made with water
1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
1 can (15 ounces) stewed tomatoes
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon of fennel seed (if sausage has fennel do not use)
1 teaspoon sugar (yes, sugar)

Instructions

In a 5 quart Dutch oven or pan, brown the meat. Then cook the onion and carrot with it. Add the green pepper and cook it lightly. Add the beef broth. Add the paste and tomatoes. Use the cans as a measure and add 2 paste cans of water and one tomato can of water. Stir in the spices and sugar. If the sausage is mild you can add some chili powder or red pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer about three hours or until thickened. Stir often to prevent sticking. You may make this recipe in the crock pot. Just use enough water to make the sauce the thickness you like and cook on low about 12 hours or high about 5 hours. Do not stir until the last hour. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Debby Weidenbach
Rock Island



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