Recipe By animalluver
Published Jun 8th
Easy Meat Sauce
Prep 10m Cook 1h 30m Additional - Ready In 1h 40m
Servings 6 servings Calories 286

This is a recipe that you can throw together in 10 minutes and then go and do whatever you want for 1 hour. It is not the thickest sauce, but it is delicious.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 ¼ pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 splash red wine

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; saute onion in hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes. Season onion with Italian seasoning; continue to saute until the herbs are fragrant, about 3 minutes more.
  2. 2 Break beef into small pieces and add to the skillet; cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. 3 Stir tomato sauce and diced tomatoes into the beef mixture; season with salt, place a lid on the skillet, reduce heat to low, and cook at a simmer for 1 hour.
  4. 4 Splash wine over the mixture, stir, and simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 286
  • Carbohydrate 20.1 g
  • Cholesterol 59.1 mg
  • Fat 14.1 g
  • Fiber 4.4 g
  • Protein 19.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.9 g
  • Sodium 1553.1 mg
  • Sugar 10.7 g


  1. Great, easy sauce that doesn’t take all day. I did add garlic and a little sugar as it is very acidy without the sugar in my opinion.
  2. Good sauce as is or can easily be tweaked to satisfy anyone"s taste. I added some garlic as well as some mild Italian sausage because had it. It turned out very good.
  3. Everyone loved it!!
  4. Great recipe to work off. I didn't have exactly what was called for. So I did onion, garlic, green pepper, beef, 2 tomato sauce, 1 basil and oregano diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, and a very generous pour of merlot. Simmered for 3 hours, cooled and refrigerated for the next day. It was very good. I - Read more ...
  5. Very easy and simple recipe with that a large number of ingredients. The only modifications I made was adding three quarters of a pound of hot Italian sausage, one extra can of tomato sauce and 3 tablespoons of Italian seasoning.
  6. I made this sauce with some changes partly due to not having on hand certain things and partly due to reading other reviews. I used my homemade canned tomato sauce and tomatoes I preserved from my garden because I didn't have any fire roasted tomatoes on hand. I also added a chopped green pepper and - Read more ...
  7. My family really enjoyed this Meat Sauce . The only thing different I did was add some Garlic and Sugar to make it sweeter . It was delicious .
  8. Good recipe I added a green pepper chopped and garlic powder to taste. With out the garlic powder I found this to be on the bland side slightly. Over all a good recipe. I will make it again. ( note I may have found it a bit bland because I did not have red wine - Read more ...
  9. We all loved this sauce! I did add some garlic and cut back the Italian seasoning b/c we like it but not THAT much lol. Also I slightly drained the fire roasted tomatoes to ensure a thicker sauce which worked great. This was simple and delicious and it makes A LOT but I'm glad b/c - Read more ...