"Although my grandma was Danish, she was famous for her slow-cooked Italian tomato sauce. It cooks a long time, but is well worth the wait." — Lora
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sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
hot Italian sausage, casings removed
onion, finely diced
minced garlic, or to taste
4 (14.5 ounce) cans
2 (6 ounce) cans
2 (14 ounce) cans
Cabernet Sauvignon (or other dry red wine)
dried Italian herb seasoning
chopped fresh basil
ground black pepper, or to taste
I tweaked the recipe a little by adding one diced green pepper, two cloves of diced garlic, and using vegetable broth instead of chicken. I fry mushrooms in butter, place on the pasta and smother it in the sauce.
My husband usually dreads it when I make pasta because the sauce is always so lacking. THIS he absolutely loved. He said "You can make this almost every day of the week!" And I only used beef, no sausage - so next time I'll try using the sausage as well. Thanks, Lora, it was a big hit!
I followed this to a "T" and my husband says it is the best sauce he's ever had. Second time I made it I cut way back on the meat and just used Italian Sausage. It turned out just as good! This freezes great, and now we have it on hand all the time.
This sauce was really delicious! My dad and my husband both said that it was the best sauce that they had ever had. I did make a few adjustments. I didn't use the ground beef (there was plenty of meat between the two types of sausage) I also only used 3 cans of diced tomatoes and I used tomato puree b/c I didn't have any tomato sauce. Oh and I also upped the wine to 1 full cup (it really boosted the flavor). Anyway its a great recipe and it makes a ton , so you're able to freeze it and use later for a quick dinner.
Wow! So delicious! I omitted the ground beef because I didn't need that much sauce. I also added a heaping 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper because my family loves spicy food. So good!
I have been looking for a good tomato sauce recipe and I found it. This is excellent exactly as written!
Wow! This is an excellent recipe. My instinct told me to take off the lid of my cooker during the last 1.5 hr to thicken the sauce and that worked out well. Suggest adding fresh basil after cooking has shut off.I love this red sauce w/meat
Yum - also used it to make lasagne and it got raves from every kid in my neighborhood. Unlike a lot of other reviewers I added more ground beef as my kids like their sauce meaty, as well as sweet and spicy Italian sausages. Couldn't find fresh basil but dried was fine.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nana's Slow Cooked Meaty Tomato Sauce
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 149
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