Featured in our 2019 Friday Foodie Series
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 3 hours
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion diced
2 lbs. ground beef (93%)
3 Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausages, casings removed
2 12 oz. cans of tomato paste
1 28 oz. can tomato puree
2 15 oz. cans of tomato sauce
12 oz. red wine, Iron Hub Zinfandel
4 tsp. sugar
8 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
4 Tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped and divided
4 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped and divided
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large frying pan, brown ground beef and sausages, and break them up in the process. Set
Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the olive oil. Sauté the onion until tender and
translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add tomato paste and sauté for 5 minutes.
Add tomato sauce, tomato puree, and wine. Add sugar, 2 Tbsp. oregano and 2 Tbsp. basil.
Using a slotted spoon, add browned meat sausage. Cover and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring
Add remaining chopped oregano and basil during the last 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to
Enjoy with Iron Hub Sangiovese or Barbera.