Meat Sauce – big batch

Makes: 13 cups (3.25 L)
One serving of sauce = 1/2 – 1 cup (125 – 250 mL)

I use this as my go to base for lasagna, a pasta, or added to a salad.

Big batch meat sauce with three back to school lunch variations: lasagna, added to a salad, or a pasta sauce.

Big batch meat sauce with three back to school lunch variations: lasagna, added to a salad, or a pasta sauce.

1 kg (2 lb) extra lean ground beef, turkey or chicken
3 tbsp (45 mL) dried oregano
2 tbsp (30 mL) dried basil
2 large onions, diced
12 cloves garlic, minced and set aside
2- 300 mL glass jars of roasted red peppers, drained and diced
1 – 796 mL (28 fl oz) can no salt added diced tomatoes
1 – 796 mL (28 fl oz) can crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat brown meat, add oregano, basil and onion and sauté until the onion is starting to get soft.
2. Add garlic and sauté until well incorporated.
3. Stir in roasted red peppers, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to the boil, reduce to simmer and cook for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours stirring occasionally.

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