Savoury Italian Pasta Sauce

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This sauce is savoury and spicy, as well as thick and chunky. I think it's even better the next day. Enjoy.

    54 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 450g pork mince
    • 4 spring onions, chopped
    • 200g fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 tablespoon dried basil
    • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
    • 400g tomato pasta sauce
    • 400g tin stewed tomatoes
    • 185g tomato paste
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine
    • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • 2 tablespoons white sugar
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat. Saute garlic until it browns. Place mince in frypan with garlic. Cook until evenly brown, crumbling it as it cooks.
    2. Stir in mushrooms, basil and oregano; cook 5 minutes. Stir in tomato pasta sauce, stewed tomatoes and tomato paste. Then add water, red wine, chilli flakes and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 1 hour.

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    This was a Great Sauce!!! I used italian link sausage, sliced and browned with the garlic. I used portabella mushrooms because that is what I had. I used 1/4 cup of wine and 3/4 cup water. I used less wine because I only had red cooking wine and I know it is stronger and saltier then regular red wine.Update- I made this again and had everything except used Italian diced tomatoes and got brave and used the half cup of Red cooking wine and it was super - It makes the perfect amount of sauce. Thank you for sharing your recipe  -  06 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This sauce rocks! I followed the recipe to a "T" (doubled) - except for the simmering step, I threw it all in the crockpot on low for several hours. SO Delicious! We will be making this sauce often!  -  11 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My family LOVED this sauce,it will be a favorite.I followed it exactly except I used hot Italian sauage and no need for red pepper flakes.Thanks to Staci for suggesting the crockpot. Thanks for the recipe Carliey. Karen  -  23 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)