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Meat and mushroom sauce, ready for anything you can think of

Use it for lasagna, spaghetti, orzo pasta… the choices are limitless.


  • 1 (28 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 pint sliced mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Blend the stewed tomatoes and crushed tomatoes in a blender:

Blenders are great for making sauce. Here is the result of a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes and a 28 oz can of stewed tomatoes. Ready for action!

  • In a large stockpot, heat up a few tablespoons of olive or canola oil, and chop up the onions, peppers, garlic, and mushrooms. Let cook until the onion softens.
  • Brown the ground beef with the vegetables:

Ground beef browning with the vegetables

  • Add sugar, basil and oregano plus the tomato mixture, stir it up, and simmer about 40 minutes. Season with salt and pepper before serving:

Spices are added!

So, after 40 minutes of simmering on low heat, here is the result:

Rotini and homemade meat and mushroom sauce… soo tasty šŸ™‚

This type of sauce is great to freeze for later meals. That’s great for me because most days I get home pretty late and don’t really want to cook. If you ever go to KFC (their grilled chicken is to die for), pick up a few of their sides containers. They’re reusable and are a perfect size for a single serving. There are quite a few going into the freezer ready to rock and roll:

KFC sides containers are perfect to freeze leftover sauce

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