Tomato Sauce Recipe

tomato sauce recipe

This tomato sauce recipe made with ground beef and a variety of vegetables is a rich blend of flavors with just the right amount of heat. Serve over your favorite pasta and enjoy!

Tomato Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb (680 g) ground beef (or ground beef alternative)
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3-4 diced Italian tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed chili peppers
  • 5 1/2 oz (156 ml) tomato paste
  • 28 oz (796 ml) tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes with purée
  • 2 cups (500 ml) beef or vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Brown the ground beef in a large saucepan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the chili flakes. Add more oil as needed.
  2. Season ground beef lightly with salt and pepper and then set it aside momentarily in a dish.
  3. In the saucepan, add the carrots, onions, celery, and garlic with the remaining oil. Cook until softened. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the tomato paste in with the vegetables and cook on high heat for approximately 1 minute.
  5. Add the meat, tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, oregano and basil into the saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer gently, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan regularly, for about 2 to 2.5 hours or until it thickens. Add additional salt to taste.
  6. Serve over pasta and enjoy.

Ready in: 2.5 to 3 hours

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