Fresh Tomato Spaghetti Sauce
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1 lb ground beef 1 lb ground sausage 1 yellow onion 4 cloves garlic 6 c fresh tomatoes 28 oz marinara sauce 6 oz tomato paste 1 tbsp Italian seasoning 1 tbsp fennel seeds 2 bay leaves 1-3 tbsp sugar salt & pepper
In a Dutch oven or large heavy-duty saucepan/skillet, cook the beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink.
Drain all but 2 tbsp of the grease and add the onion and garlic. Stir for 5 minutes or until veggies are soft.
Add the crushed tomatoes, marinara, tomato paste and seasonings.
Mix well and increase to medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
Simmer uncovered for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally to avoid scorching on the bottom of the pan.
Remove bay leaves and allow sauce to cool before pouring into quart-size mason jars.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. If freezing, store in airtight containers for up to 6 months.
If you are searching for a sauce with even more flavor, try adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup red wine!
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