All-Purpose Meat Sauce

Feb 1, 2009

This meat sauce recipe makes for an excellent spaghetti sauce, sloppy joe filling, or "meat pie" filling.

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 or 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pepper
  • Ketchup
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Mince both the onion and bell pepper. In a skillet, combine the olive oil, minced onion, bell pepper, and meat, and brown over medium-high heat. Once the meat is fully browned, reduce the heat to simmer. Add the can of tomato soup and, using the same can, 1/2 a can of water (don't add the water if you want a thicker sauce). Add the Worcestershire sauce, sugar, and a good squeeze (or dollop) of ketchup. Mix the ingredients together well. Now add the spices: basil, oregano, dried parsley, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, about 1/2 tsp salt, and ground pepper. Shake Parmesan cheese over the top of the sauce, and mix everything together well. Taste the sauce; more salt and pepper may be desired.

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