Homemade Meat Sauce

It’s been a rough five days for Louisiana. This massive flood has caused so much devastation. But, Louisiana is full of resilient folks with huge hearts. We’ll help each other through it all. Today, I’m finally back in my kitchen! I filmed my meat sauce for you.

You can make a big batch of this and freeze it. Great for ziti, spaghetti, lasagna, or whatever you need a flavor packed red sauce for. For my vegans, just sub the meat for veggie crumbles. And you can serve this over spaghetti squash!

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Homemade Meat Sauce
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Cook Time
3 hr
Cook Time
3 hr
  1. 1 lb ground beef, turkey, or veggie crumbles
  2. 1 lb sweet or mild Italian sausage
  3. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  4. 1 diced onion
  5. 1 diced bellpepper
  6. 2-3 cans crushed tomatoes
  7. 1 cup red wine
  8. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  9. 2 tablespoon each onion & garlic powder
  10. 1 tsp fennel seeds
  11. Cajun spices (optional)
  12. dried basil
  13. Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Add oil to pot
  2. Add onions and peppers
  3. Saute for 1 min
  4. Add meat or veggie substitute
  5. Season with powders and spices
  6. Brown meat
  7. Drain fat
  8. Pour in wine
  9. Add crushed tomatoes
  10. Now the brown sugar
  11. Stir
  12. Lower heat, cover leaving a small crack in lid, and simmer on low for 3 hours
  13. Taste and adjust seasoning
  14. Enjoy!
  1. If too thick, add water. Allow to cool completely before bagging and freezing.
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