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Meat Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins

This simple homemade meat sauce is flavorful and savory. It’s deliciously versatile and perfect for spaghetti, lasagna, or any pasta dish!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: meat, pasta, sauce, sausage
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 210 kcal
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the meat back into the pot, then add the crushed tomatoes, sugar, parsley, basil, oregano, and Worcestershire, and stir to combine.
  4. Bring the sauce to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium low. Cook, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes, until thickened.
Nutrition Facts
Meat Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 448mg19%
Potassium 343mg10%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 844IU17%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.