Meat Sauce For Pasta

Meat Sauce For Pasta

Meat Sauce for Pasta


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 2 small onions (or one large) chopped

  • 2 small bay leaves

  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes

  • 2 tsp sugar

  • 4 tsp sea salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 2 tsp each of dried basil, oregano and Italian seasoning

  • 6 minced garlic cloves

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1 cup red wine

  • 2 jars passata (48oz)

  • 1/2-1 cup water to clean out passata jars

  • 1 parmesan rind

  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large pan, on med-high heat, add round beef, breaking cup, until almost browned.
  • Add onions, bay leaves and chili flakes, and cook for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the sugar salt, pepper, spices and garlic. Cook for another minutes.
  • Add the balsamic vinegar and red wine. Stir until almost all absorbed.
  • Add the tomato puree, the water and the parmesan rind. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for around 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove parm rind and bay leaves.
  • Add the freshly grated parmesan cheese. Serve over pasta. Enjoy!

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