I use this sauce for lasagna, shells, spaghetti, manicotti, and heck, I’ll even use it for pizza sauce if needed. It’s wonderful.

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1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. hot Italian sausage
1 onion, chopped
1/4 c. chopped green bell pepper
1/4 c. chopped red bell pepper
1/4 c. chopped yellow bell pepper
Mixture of fresh hot peppers
3-5 cloves of garlic
2 large can (29 oz) whole tomatoes, chopped
48 oz. tomato sauce (usually one large can and one medium sized can)
2 cans (12 oz total) tomato paste
3 tsp. basil
3 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 1/2 tsp. parsley
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
3 tsp. sugar (I use raw sugar)
1 tsp. vinegar
1 c. water
Tabasco Sauce

Cook ground beef, sausage, onion, bell peppers, and garlic in large pot (crock pot works well too). Cook until peppers and onions are tender and then add all remaining ingredients. Bring to bubbly plop noise level and then turn on low to simmer for two to three hours.

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This is a veggie sauce I made for a friend. After tasting it, I realized that I do prefer mine with meat and the flavors the meat provides. Good nonetheless and definitely usable for Chicken Parmesan!

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