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Classic Meat Sauce

Carla DiTondo - Thursday, August 09, 2018

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Classic Meat Sauce


  • 1.5 lbs Fresh Ground Chuck
  • 6oz Can Tomato Paste
  • 28oz Can Diced Tomatoes (We suggest Dicing up 2 Cups+ of Jersey Fresh Plum Tomatoes)
  • 1 Jar Gerardo's Marinara Sauce
  • 1 White Onion, Chopped
  • 5 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Basil, Chopped
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Pasta (We suggest Torchiette or Orchiette, Both available in-store!)


  1. Heat Large Sauce Pan over Medium-High Heat, Add 2 Tbsp Olive Oil. Once hot, add Chopped Onion & cook until translucent (2-3 minutes). Add Ground Beef & Garlic - Cook and stir until meat is brown.
  2. Turn heat down to low - Stir diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste into the pan. Season with oregano, dry basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer spaghetti sauce, covered, for 1 hour - stirring occasionally.
  3. Once Sauce is ready, prepare your favorite Pasta according to instuctions. While Pasta is cooking, stir fresh chopped basil & Crushed Red Pepper Flakes into the sauce.
  4. Serve with Pasta, and top with Grated Parmesan. Enjoy with a delicious fresh, tossed salad - Using Locally-Grown Lettuce & Fresh Produce.

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