Quick Meat Sauce

A  savory, thick meat sauce, ready to eat in hour…On anything you want!

meat sauceHere’s what you need:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 small onions, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • carrots, about 1/4 cup, chopped
  • water, 1/2 cup, hot
  • salt, 1 teaspoon
  • paprika, 1 teaspoon
  • black pepper, 1 teaspoon
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • a splash of olive oil
  • 1 can of pasta sauce, 680 ml

Cooks in about 1 hour.

  • Start by preparing your onions, carrots and peppers. Chop everything nice and small and set aside for later use.

onion vegetables

  • In a big pot, over medium-low heat, pour in a splash of olive oil and let it get hot.
  • Next, add in the chopped onions and mix. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and burning. Cook until onions become translucent, about 8 minutes.
  • Add in 1/4 cup carrots and mix again. I used chopped up baby carrots. At this point add a couple of tablespoons of hot water to the pot, to keep everything moist and to help with the cooking process. Cook for another 8 minutes or so, until the carrots start to soften.
  • Next add in the 2 chopped peppers. Also add in the remaining hot water. Mix well and let everything simmer for about 10 minutes, until the peppers start to soften and all the flavors merry.

* Use the 1/2 cup of hot water throughout the vegetables cooking process whenever you think the mixture is becoming too dry, adding 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture is just moist enough.

meat vegetables

  • Turn up the heat to medium-high. Now add in the ground beef. Break it up and stir it as it cooks, until it’s no longer pink.
  • Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon paprika and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Mix well and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Add in the whole can of pasta sauce and mix well. Let it simmer for about 15 – 20 minutes. Don’t forget to keep stirring occasionally.

quick easy meat sauceEnjoy your delicious meat sauce on pastas, lasagnas or just by itself?

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