Tomato Sauce With Ground Beef

Course : Beef
Serves: 6
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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic minced
1 can italian tomatoes 28oz
1 can tomato paste 6 oz
1 teaspoon salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 whole bay leaf
1 cup chopped onion
1 pound ground beef
1 can tomato sauce 15 oz
2 tablespoons chopped italian parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation / Directions:

Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan; add onion; saute over low heat, stirring, until tender and golden, about 5 min. Add the garlic; saute 1 min. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a skillet, stirring to crumble meat; drain off fat; add to the onion mixture. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, 1 tomato sauce can filled with water, the tomato paste, parsley, 1 tsp salt, the basil, oregano, pepper, and bay leaf. Heat over medium-low heat to simmering. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat, stirring occasionally until sauce is thickened and flavorful, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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