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Simple Spaghetti Beef Sauce

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  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons red wine
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (28 oz) can tomato sauce (alternatively, get another can of diced tomatoes and blend before using)
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • Coarse salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a high walled skillet or large pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, stirring frequently. Drain.
  2. Add onion and garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until onion is somewhat softened and garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add the tomato paste and stir to combine. Cook until it turns dark reddish brown, about 2 minutes.
  4. Deglaze the pot by pouring in the red wine and scraping up any browned bits on the bottom.
  5. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken stock, basil and oregano. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 45 minutes, letting the sauce thicken slightly, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Let cool uncovered in the fridge until completely chilled. Freezes well.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour