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Over the next few days, we are going to be releasing a few recipes. These will seem like they have a lot of servings for the average family size. The reason for this is we plan to help you make busy nights at your house a little easier. Stick with me here. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a meal all ready made for busy night at your house? We use a system of cooking twice as much on nights we’re home and then eating that meal again on a busy night later in the week.

Today’s recipe is spaghetti and meat sauce. Meat sauce is the most versatile thing on the planet. For this dish we went traditional and served it over pasta. For the second round of this you could do a hundred different things with it. Try mixing the sauce with frozen ravioli and bake. Or do a pasta bake with rotini. You could also get frozen breaded chicken and make chicken parmesan. Top with cheese after baking and put it under the broiler for a few minutes. So yummy!! We didn’t feel any of these second round dishes really needed a recipes. What do you like to do with meat sauce? Share with us over on social. We love new ideas.

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5 quart pot

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12 quart pot

7 quart saute pan

Half gallon mason jars

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Try this yummy dish for a bit of nostalgia
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 14


  • 2 pounds hamburger
  • 5 links of hot of mild Italian sausage-we prefer hot
  • Spaghetti 23 Oz jars of tomato sauce
  • 1 T Italian seasoning
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 cans diced or stewed tomatoes
  • 2 8 ounce packages of mushrooms sliced
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic minced


  • Brown sausage on all sides and remove from pan-slice once cooled
  • Brown hamburger
  • Add mushrooms-brown for a few minutes
  • Add onions and peppers
  • Saute for about 10 minutes
  • Add garlic
  • Saute until fragrant-2 minute or so
  • Add Sauce and tomatoes and stir
  • Add sausage back in
  • Allow to cook for 20 minutes to bring flavors together. Longer if you have the time.
  • While this is happening cook pasta using package directions
  • Serve you spaghetti sauce over your pasta and enjoy!


Serve with warm bread and Parmesan cheese
On the second round of this meal feel free to mix it up and add sauce to frozen ravioli and bake. Top with mozzarella cheese in the last 10 minutes. Delicious
Author: Ellyn

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