Friday, April 23, 2010

Oishii: Sithoo's Famous Meat Sauce

Mr. Q's Lebanese mother is Mayumi's beloved "Sithoo" and everytime she comes to visit she makes this sauce for us.  We have it for dinner over several days and still have enough to freeze for emergency dinners in the future.  It is a definite favorite in our house and we'd like to share!

Sithoo's Famous Meat Sauce
4 28oz cans ground peeled tomatoes
1 28oz can diced tomatoes
1 28 oz can tomato puree
3 lbs ground beef
6-12 sweet italian sausages
2 yellow onions, chopped
5 garlic cloves, chopped
2 green bell peppers, sliced
olive oil
ground basil
2 bay leaves
ground pepper

Brown sausages in oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes
Meanwhile, pour all cans of tomatoes in a large pot and simmer on low with garlic and peppers.
Saute onions in a few tablespoons of olive oil until soft and then add hamburger and cook until brown.
Strain hamburger grease and then add hamburger and onion mixture to the sauce, along with the sausages.
Add bay leaves, oregano, pepper and basil to taste.
Continue to simmer on low for an hour, stirring periodically.
Serve with your pasta preference.

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