Friday, March 2, 2012

Kim's Recipe Box

Kim's Sauce


  • 1 (28 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


Blend the stewed tomatoes and crushed tomatoes in a blender. In a stock pot or large kettle, brown the ground beef with the onions, peppers, garlic. Pour in tomatoes, and reduce heat. Add sugar, basil and oregano, and simmer about 40 minutes. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

I found this recipe on Allrecipe years ago. 
It is as close to my mothers as I could find and I am
always looking for a touch and taste of home.

Gilding The Lily:
My mom used to add black olives and anise to her sauces.
Other then that this is exactly like what she always made.

Sometimes she added sweet Italian sausage to the sauce.

When I mess up my sauces I add a bit of red wine, you would be
surprised what a bit of wine covers in a sauce ;)