Meat sauce (usda)

Yield: 24 Servings

Measure Ingredient
5 pounds Lean ground beef
¾ cup Instant minced onion
½ cup Sweet pepper flakes
1½ quart Tomato paste
1¾ quart Water
1½ teaspoon Pepper
2 tablespoons Sugar
3 tablespoons Salt
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon Cayenne pepper -- optional
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Line four 8x8x2-inch baking pans with heat-resistant freezer wrap.

Allow enough extra wrap to fold over top. Use one pan for each six servings or one-fourth of the recipe. Baking pans are not needed for food to be served without freezing.

Crumble beef; cook until lightly browned. Stir in onion and pepper flakes. Drain off excess fat. Stir remaining ingredients into meat mixture. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally for 1 hour or until flavors are blended.

TO SERVE WITHOUT FREEZING: Serve hot mixture over cooked macaroni, noodles, or spaghetti.

TO FREEZE: Pour each part to be frozen into a baking pan. Pack food tightly to avoid air pockets. Cool for 30 minutes at room temperature. Complete wrapping by pulling paper up over top of food.

Put edges of wrap together and fold several times so paper lies directly on top of food. Fold ends of freezer wrap over the top and seal with freezer tape. Label with name of food, date of freezing, and last date the food should be used for best eating quality (about 4 months). Freeze immediately for 10 to 12 hours before removing packages from the pans.

TO HEAT FROZEN SAUCE: Preheat oven to 400B0 F. (hot). Remove freezer wrap. Place food in baking pan. Bake 1¼ hours or until mixture is bubbly at edges and center is hot. Serve over cooked macaroni, noodles, or spaghetti.

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NOTES : This recipe is for 24 servings (about ¾ cups each).

Directions are given for dividing the prepared food into four parts of six servings each. One part may be completely cooked and served at the time of preparation. The remaining parts may be frozen.

"Freezing Combination Main Dishes" by Meredith Robinson and Lois Fulton (Consumer and Food Economics Institute, Agriculture Research Service) USDA Home and Garden Bulletin No. 40, 1973 (Stock Number 0100-02712). MasterCook electronic format by Rosie Winters. Nutr.

Assoc. : 0 4289 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Recipe By : Freezing Combination Main Dishes (Robinson & Fulton, 1973)

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