Easy Meat Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner, Pasta, Sauce
Cuisine American
This is an easy and versatile recipe that tastes great on pasta or used to prepare lasagna! You can use any combination of vegetables you have on hand… red peppers, chopped zucchini and mushrooms all are great additions!


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  • 2 cups canned , diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large onion , diced
  • 1 green bell pepper , diced
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped , fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef


  • In a large pot, brown ground beef, onions and garlic. Drain any fat.
  • Add in all remaining ingredients. Simmer covered on low for 1 hour stirring occasionally. Remove lid and simmer an additional 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 534, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 115mg, Sodium: 1267mg, Potassium: 1257mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 840IU, Vitamin C: 39.1mg, Calcium: 80mg, Iron: 6mg