Creamy Meat Sauce


Creamy Meat Sauce
 
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Recipe type: sauce
Ingredients
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 12 ounces minced onions
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 pounds coarsely ground lean chuck
  • 5 pounds ground pork or veal, or Italian sausage meat*
  • 3 quarts tomato purée
  • 1 quart beef stock
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh oregano
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh thyme
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 to 4 pints whipping cream
  • *Optional; substitute ground beef, if preferred.
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil.
  2. Add onions and garlic; sauté until onions are translucent.
  3. Add ground meats; cook and stir until meat is lightly browned (do not overcook).
  4. Stir in tomato purée, beef stock, tomato paste, basil, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper.
  5. Reduce heat to low, and simmer gently.
  6. Skim occasionally to degrease, if necessary.
  7. Continue simmering 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally, until sauce reaches desired consistency.
  8. Heat whipping cream before blending into cooked sauce.
  9. Cool, cover and refrigerate.
  10. Gently reheat and hold on hot line.

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