Mama’s Meat Sauce


2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced about 1/4 inch or chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound (about 2 large links) G-free Italian Sausage, casing removed
6 ounces sliced mushrooms
16 ounces tomato sauce (or a mixture of tomato sauce and some diced tomatoes)
6 ounces tomato paste, mixed with 3/4 cup of water
1 Tbsp G-free Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup red wine
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp each  oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, and freshly ground black pepper (or 1-1/2 tsp Italian seasoning and the pepper)
1 tsp chopped parsley


Using a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over med-high heat, add the onion and garlic and sauté for about 3-4 minutes, until onion becomes translucent.  Add ground beef and Italian sausage and cook about 4 minutes more, breaking it up as you go, until it’s mostly browned.  Add mushrooms and cook 3-4 minutes more.  Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste mixture, mix well.  Add the Worcestershire sauce and wine, stir.  Add the herbs and seasonings, mix well, and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 1 1/2 hours or more.

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