Classic Meat Sauce

Shopping List: 1 lb. sweet or hot Italian sausage, 3 cloves garlic, 1 medium onion, 2 (28-oz.) cans Raley?s Crushed Tomatoes, 1 tbsp. dried basil, sugar, salt, ground pepper, ¾ lb. dry Raley?s Spaghetti, Grated Parmesan cheese

Classic Meat Sauce

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  • 1

    lb. sweet or hot Italian sausage

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1

    medium onion, chopped

  • 2

    (28-oz.) cans Raley's Crushed Tomatoes in

  • Tomato Puree

  • 1

    tbsp. dried basil

  • 2

    tsp. sugar

  • ½

    tsp. salt

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


Directions Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Cook sausage in a large saucepan, breaking up with the back of a spoon, until cooked through. Drain excess fat, then add garlic and onion to pot; cook and stir for 5 minutes more. Add remaining ingredients except spaghetti and Parmesan.Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for at least 1 hour. While sauce is cooking, cook pasta according to package directions. Top with sauce and Parmesan cheese.


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