"A recipe for your basic tomato and meat sauce. Serve with your favorite pasta and a nice loaf of sourdough bread." — angelic
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lean ground beef
thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
ground black pepper
It is really the most flavorful meat sauce I have ever had.
For a rookie this was easy enough. Doubled the tomatoes. No salt. My hubby loved it. Simple ingredients. I thought it was just okay...especially when considering the time investment.
I had to double this recipe for a large family. I did add 2 extra tomatoes based on what others wrote. I didnt double the meat and kept everything else the same. This looks great and tastes fantastic.
I didn't have any prosciutto so I left that out. I also added some red wine to add depth to the sauce. Left out the butter completely. Simmered on the stove on low heat for a long time. I think this is what really brings the flavors out and add intense flavor to the sauce. I used fresh parsley to top at the end. Very good.
I added a pound of ground pork, more than doubled the number of tomatoes, increased the tomato paste to a full (small size) can, omitted the butter entirely, and spiced it up a bit with more garlic and some oregano. I also added a can of tomato sauce because I didn't want it to be as dry as some of the other reviewers stated. Oh, and added about a glass of red wine I was drinking, just because! It was EXCELLENT. We put it over a whole box of pasta and the kids raved about it... Even the 5 year old who usually demands only butter and cheese on her pasta. It would have fed between 6-8 people. Our family of four ate till we were stuffed, and had enough for a bunch of leftovers.
I LOVED IT! OMGosh..so, so good!
I DID add an extra tomato and cut BACK on the salt since the prosciutto is salty...I actually used about 1/4 teasp. of salt.
Now...bad news..my husband did NOT like it...he prefers a WETTER sauce. This is not a coat your pasta with tomato sauce-sauce. To me it's more the consistancy of a sloppy joe...but...tossed in pasta it WILL coat the noodles with flavor.
I am giving it 5 BIG stars for ME personally...I WILL make it again but make it more "saucy" for hubby.
THANKS for such a GREAT recipe!
I did not use as much butter as suggested in the recipe and I'm not entirely convinced that it needs to simmer for an hour and a half. I simmered for maybe little more than an hour. I also threw in some oregano and basil and added in some beef broth to ensure it was moist while it was cooking. Oh and I threw in the whole can of tomato paste, because I never use it and didn't want to waste it. This is a good simple recipe that could use some tweaking.
My husband loves this sauce! I added bob evans sausage and heavy whip cream to this pot of heaven and everyone was in paradise! Thanks for sharing.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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