This great "Chunky Vegetables and Beef Italian Spaghetti Sauce" is one of our family's best kept secrets. Nothing brings good times and good friends together like delicious food made with love. The recipe can be used as a base sauce for a number of Italian recipes.
3 pounds 80% lean ground beef
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
1 (28 ounce) cans tomato puree
2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper (red, green or yellow), chopped
1 package of Portabella mushroom
3 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1 cup dry red wine
2 1/2 cups water
In a large skillet on low-med heat add your olive oil and saute your onions, bell peppers, mushrooms for about 6 minutes,then add your crushed garlic,cook for 2 minutes longer.
Combine with all the ingredients in a large crock pot.
Make sure you mix everything very well.
Cover and cook on medium heat for 6 to 8 hours.
Serve over pasta.
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