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5 from 4 votes

Meat Sauce

This simple homemade meat sauce is flavorful and savory. It’s deliciously versatile and perfect for spaghetti, lasagna, or any pasta dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: meat, pasta, sauce, sausage
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 210kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk mild Italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup celery chopped
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Add the ground beef and sausage to a large pot over medium heat. Cook, crumbling into small pieces, until browned and cooked through. Remove the meat from the pot to a plate.
  • Add the olive oil, onion, garlic, celery, and carrot to the same pot, and sprinkle with the salt. Cook 3-5 minutes, until the vegetables are softened and the onions are translucent.
  • Add the meat back into the pot, then add the crushed tomatoes, sugar, parsley, basil, oregano, and Worcestershire, and stir to combine.
  • Bring the sauce to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium low. Cook, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes, until thickened.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 844IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg