Thursday, March 5, 2020

Mom's Italian Meat Sauce

This is my Mother-in-love's Italian sauce recipe. She loved to make this for our family on special occasions. There is nothing that says love more than a large pot of sauce on the stove ready to delight family and friends at the table.


  • 1 pound ground italian sausage and/or ground beef
  • 2 large can Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 large can Tomato Puree
  • 6 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • Oregano, to taste (approximately 2-3 T.)
  • Italian Seasoning, to taste (approximately 2-3 T.)
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Garlic Powder, 1/2 teaspoon, or more if desired
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 leftover, bone-in pork chops


    Brown ground meat in large skillet. Drain fat and set aside.
    In large pot add 8 ingredients stirring well. Add the ground meat and pork chops. Allow to simmer on stove for 2-3 hours. Or you can make this a day ahead. It's always better the next day. 

    Serve hot over pasta of your choice. Be sure to add freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese on top.

    Buon appetito!

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