I hope you all enjoyed the fresh pasta sauce. That is a sauce I only make once a year.
Tonight I will give you my recipe for a basic meat sauce. It can be used on many different pastas for a variety of tastes.
- Ground beef, about a pound
- 1 large jar of Ragu meat sauce
- Bag of frozen peas. (I like baby peas)
- Salt, sugar, oregano, and granulated garlic
- Whole, peeled garlic
- Capers if desired
Start by frying the ground beef, adding salt, oregano, and garlic to taste.
In a large saucepan, pour in the Ragu. Add ½ jar of water and bring to a boil. Add in salt, 1 teaspoon of sugar and about ½ a bag of peas. You could also use a handful of capers. Add some oregano and 2-3 cloves of garlic.
Once the ground beef is fried up, add to the sauce and simmer for about 1 or 2 hours. Stir frequently or it will stick and burn
This sauce works best on rotini, fettuccini, and cavatelli.
This is also the sauce I use for making baked ziti. I will give that recipe in a future blog.
Enjoy, feel free to contact me for any questions.
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