Friday, June 13, 2014

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Primal Red Sauce

1 lb Italian sausage, casings removed (mild or hot)
1.5 lbs of hamburger
1 small onion, chopped (optional)3 -4 garlic cloves, minced1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes No Sugar Added2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste No Sugar Added
2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce 
No Sugar Added
1 cups water (for a long period of simmering for flavors to meld. If you don't want to simmer it as long, add less)3 teaspoons basil2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon salt1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1/4 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper1/4 cup red wine (a good Cabernet!)1 lb thin spaghetti GF / or Zoodlesparmesan cheese (optional)

In large, heavy stockpot, brown Italian sausage, breaking up as you stir.Add onions and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until onions are softened.Add garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce and water.Add basil, parsley, salt, crushed red pepper, and black pepper.Stir well and barely bring to a boil.Stir in red wine.Simmer on low, stirring frequently for at least an hour. A longer simmer makes for a better sauce, just be careful not to let it burn!Cook spaghetti according to package directions.Spoon sauce over drained spaghetti noodles and sprinkle with parmesan cheese


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