This is a versatile sauce that can be used in lasagna, spaghetti, manicotti, linquine etc. Freezes WELL, makes about a gal - 16 - 18 servings. I triple or quadruple this and freeze it in quart bags (children's lunch) or gal bags ( family meal).
*1 lb sweet Italian Sausage
*1 1/2 lbs of Ground Beef Chuck
3 large yellow onions, peeled and minced
4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
4 tsp sea salt
2 T oregano
1 T basil
1 tsp chili powder
1/3 tsp crushed dired hot red chili peppers
1 (8 oz) can mushrooms (or fresh)
1 (1qt 14 oz) can tomato juice
4 (6 oz) cans tomato paste
1 Cup Water
Honey - as needed to take away any BITE
Crushed fennel (opt - I add but it isn't called for)
*I use 2 1/2 - 3 lbs of ground turkey, I also adjust spices as needed (usually more garlic and basil)
*I've tried various things to help with the fumes of all those onions - but nothing really works.
Saute meat, onions, and garlic. Drain. Mix remaining ingredients, simmer 2 hours.
1 Cup serving about 195 calories - 3/4 C serving about 175 calories