Monday, November 5, 2012



This is an updated quicker recipe than other I have posted.  But it is very good!

1 ½ pounds of ground beef
1 onion – diced
5 cloves of Garlic
1 Tablespoon of dried Oregano
1 Tablespoon of dried Basil
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes in juice
1 6 oz. can of tomato paste
½ cup of red wine or water
4 bay leaves
Kosher Salt - to taste
1 teaspoon sugar

Rind of parmesan cheese – or ½ cup grated parmesan cheese.

In a large heavy bottomed pan that has a lid – could a frying pan or Dutch oven etc. – put the onions, garlic and ground beef.  Break up the beef as it cooks.  Brown the beef and then drain off any excess fat.  Return to heat and add the spices.  Cook for about 3 minutes to wake up the spices.  Then add the rest of the ingredients.  Scrape up any brown bits and bring to a simmer.  Then add the cheese.  Cover and simmer for at least 1 hour.  Taste of seasoning and adjust.  For thicker sauce let it cook over low heat longer.

Serve with your favorite pasta