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Homemade Meat Sauce
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Homemade Meat Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Latest Recipes
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Homemade Meat Sauce
Servings: 8


  • 2 pounds Lean Ground Beef
  • ½ to ¾ pound Italian sausage or ground pork
  • ½ large yellow onion diced
  • 4 or 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2- 29 ounce large cans crushed tomatoes
  • 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 ounce tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper or to taste


  • Sauté ground beef and sausage on sauté setting in instant pot or on stovetop in skillet on medium high heat until done. Season your meat while cooking to your taste. It will turn a greyish color.
  • Drain on plate with paper towels and then return to pan.
  • Stir in onion and garlic, cook for 1 minute.
  • Add in basil, oregano and red pepper and mix into meat. Then add wine and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, salt and pepper and stir.
  • Set instant pot to high pressure for 10 minutes or use the slow cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. If sauteing in skillet pour into slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. You can also cook on stove top on low (simmer) for 1 to 3 hours.


Serving: 1grams