Step 2: Making the meat sauce, part one

Picture of Making the meat sauce, part one

Prep work and browning the meat!

Roughly dice the onion, and mince as much garlic as you want. I used quite a bit as you can see. :D

Once you've got the veggies prepped, film your sauce pan with olive oil. Heat the pan over medium and cook the ground beef and Italian sausage until browned. If a lot of fat seeps out, drain most of it. You need only a few tablespoons of fat to cook the onion and garlic in.

Once you've drained the extra fat, throw in the onions and garlic.

Stir this around for a few minutes over medium heat until the onions become soft. Then add in a few good pinches of Italian seasoning, a pinch of basil, oregano and salt, and a tablespoon or two of tomato paste.

its still watery why what did i do wrong
jessyratfink (author)  scottfchrisf3 years ago
If it's watery that is okay! Just add in everything else and let it simmer with the lid off for 15-20 minutes or until it's thick enough for you. You don't want to reduce it too much, though, the noodles will soak up a little more liquid while cooking in the oven. :)