Pasta Sauce Recipes Using Meat

November 4, 2011
A macaroni dish with a hearty meat sauce.Here is a recipe for meat sauce for when you come home late and have to cook. Once a week, I make a meat sauce that can be used for many different meals. This will last a few days. It helps us save money, no ordering food in or going to a restaurant.


  • 2 to 3 lbs. hamburger
  • 1 medium onion, chopped small
  • 4 large carrots, scraped and chopped small
  • 2 stalks celery, strings removed and chopped small
  • broccoli stems, peeled and chopped small
  • 1 cup corn
  • salt and pepper
  • bay leaf
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped small
  • small can tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 3 Tbsp. ketchup
  • water or broth to desired thickness


In a frying pan, cook the hamburger. Add a little salt then drain liquid out. In a one gallon pot, add onions, celery and garlic. Heat and stir for 5 minutes. Add meat, cook for 2 minutes then add remaining prepped foods. Stir, bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes. Stir at regular times so it doesn't stick.

I let it cool then put the sauce in containers with covers that will stand in fridge. When I get home, I take out whatever amount I need for dinner and heat it up. I can make Sloppy Joes or add spice to make a pasta sauce to put on our favorite pasta shape. Some family nights, we have rice with this sauce.


Servings: as many as we divide it up to
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

By Carolyn from Chilliwack, BC

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May 1, 2006

Say goodbye to generic jarred pasta sauces and experience your own restaurant quality meaty pasta sauce any day of the week. Prepare large batches in advance, freeze and enjoy with every pasta meal.

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October 27, 2021

Melt shortening; add meat and brown lightly. Add onions, garlic; cook until tender. Add tomato sauce, water and seasonings.

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September 23, 2020

Bolognese or ragù is a classic Italian sauce that is traditionally served with pasta. Aromatic vegetables are simmered with pork or beef to make this thick and hearty sauce.


Outside Italy, most bolognese recipes are tomato based.

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July 12, 2014

This page contains Mazette sauce recipes. This delicious pasta sauce generally includes mushrooms, onion, and peppers in a tomato based meat sauce.

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