Hearty Pasta Sauce

Pasta Sauce Ravioli

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This recipe is a nice, rich, tomato-y pasta sauce that you can use just the way it is, or as a base to a delicious meat sauce – perfect for a lasagna. Add ground beef, pork, or Italian sausage and serve it over any style of pasta you prefer. Ravioli is one of my favorite choices for pasta, but this would also work great over top a Chicken Parmesan dish.

Hearty Pasta Sauce
Serves:     4-6        Preheat Oven Temp:  N/A

Ingredients List

3 Tb. vegetable or olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28oz) can crushed, peeled tomatoes
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 Tb. sugar
1 Tb. dried oregano or Italian seasoning
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper

Step-by-Step

1 Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
2 Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the oil and sauté, stirring occasionally, for about 7 minutes, until browned.
3 Add the crushed tomatoes and the tomato paste and stir until well combined.
4 Add the Parmesan, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper.  If you want to add ground meat, fry it in a pan and add it now before simmering.
5 Stir to blend all the ingredients together and bring the mixture to a simmer. Put the heat on low, cover and let simmer for 30-60 minutes.

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