There is something so comforting about a pot of meat sauce simmering on the stove. Especially on a rainy or chilly day, the aroma is so warming, soothing. Toss together with pasta, add a salad, and you will have a satisfying dinner ready to serve.
This sauce has a combination of ground beef and Italian turkey sausage. Pork sausage can easily be used in place of the turkey sausage. When I made this batch, I used turkey sausage. After browning the meat and draining the excess grease, simmer with crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, parsley, and basil. Serve over your favorite pasta for a comforting meal that the whole family will love!
A slow-simmering sauce with ground beef and turkey sausage, delicious served over your favorite pasta.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound Italian turkey sausage (or pork sausage)
- 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons dried basil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley
In a heavy pot set over medium heat, brown the beef and sausage, breaking apart the meat while it cooks. When thoroughly cooked, drain the excess grease.
Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, basil, and parsley. Simmer for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Serve over pasta. Refrigerate any remaining sauce.