Herbed meat sauce

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 pounds Ground beef or ground pork
4 mediums Onions; chopped
2 \N Cloves garlic; minced
2 cans (28 oz.) tomatoes; cut up
2 cans (15 oz.) tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Dried basil; crushed
1 tablespoon Dried oregano; crushed
2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Sugar
¼ teaspoon Pepper
2 cans (4 oz.) mushroom stems and pieces; optional

In 4 quart Dutch oven cook meat, onion, and garlic till meat is browned; drain off fat. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, oregano, salt, sugar, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Stir in undrained mushrooms, if desired. Simmer 15 minutes more or till desired consistency.

Divide sauce into three 3- 3½ cup portions. Cool. Seal each portion in moisture-vaporproof freezer container. Label; freeze. Makes 9 ½ to 10 ½ cups.

Use frozen sauce within 6 months for Italian Style Spaghetti Sauce, Easy Family-Style Pizza, or Cheesy Lasagne with Spinach.

Recipe by: Better Homes & Gardens Low Cost Cooking Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #995 by L979 <L979@...> on Jan 8, 1998

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