Quick Tomato Sauce Receipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire roasted petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground beef, onion and celery, and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in garlic, oregano and basil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste.
  3. Stir in wine, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and sugar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until flavors have blended, about 10-15 minutes.*
  5. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan and butter until melted, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve with desired pasta.

NOTES:

*TO FREEZE: Let cool completely; portion into plastic freezer bags in individual servings, squeezing out any excess air before sealing. Lay the bags flat in a single layer in the freezer (this will help them freeze quickly). To reheat, thaw overnight in the fridge, reheating over low heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

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