Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef

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Prep time: 00:15 HR
Cook time: 01:30 HR

HARD

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Ground beef - 1 pound
  • Onion, chopped - 1
  • Garlic, minced - 4 cloves
  • Green bell pepper, diced - 1 small
  • Diced tomatoes - 1 (28 ounce)can
  • Tomato sauce - 1 (16 ounce) can
  • Gino Tomato paste - 1 (6 ounce) can
  • Dried oregano - 2 tsp
  • Dried basil - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Red wine – 3 ½ cups

Method

Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan; add onion; sauté over low heat, stirring, until tender and golden, about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic, sauté 1 minute.

Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a skillet, stirring to crumble meat; drain off fat; add the onion mixture.

 Add the red wine and diced bell pepper.

Sauté until tender or until the wine is reduced by half.

Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste, 1 tsp salt, the basil, oregano, pepper and bay leaf.

Heat over medium-low heat to simmering.

Simmer, uncovered, over low heat, stirring occasionally until sauce is thickened and flavourful, about 1 hour 15 minutes.