Beef and Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce

Beef and Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce


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This is my favourite meat sauce which has both Italian sausage and beef mince. I use it with pasta and lasagna.


Serves: 16 

  • 500g Italian sausage, sliced
  • 375g lean beef mince
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (800g) tin crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (185g) tins tomato paste
  • 375g tomato pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

  1. In a large casserole dish over medium heat, cook the sausage, beef, onion and garlic until well browned; drain fat. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato pasta sauce and water. Mix in sugar and season with basil, fennel seed, Italian herbs, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

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