This sauce was AMAZING! Seriously, I know I overuse the word amazing but it best describes the deliciousness that happened in my mouth because of this beef tomato sauce. We bought the store foil/throw in the oven garlic bread to go with it and it was the perfect dinner while waiting for The Walking Dead to come on.
1lb ground beef (lean!! we used 94% lean)
salt & peppaaaaa
1 medium onion, cut in small, small pieces (insert fancy cooking term here)
28oz can crushed tomatoes
8oz can tomato sauce
6oz can tomato paste
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes (Iowa Girl Eats says optional, I say mandatory ;) )
2 Tablespoons butter (you might as well go for the real stuff)
+Put some oil in a pan, then season and brown your meat.
+Throw in the onions and sauté those bad boys (We only sauted about half of our onions)
+Drain and throw into your crockpot!
+Put your butter aside
+Add the remainder of your ingredients and mix, mix, mix.
+Cook on low for 5-6 hours.
+After 5.5 hours add your butter and stir.
+Leave for 20-30 minutes.
It takes ridiculously good over macaroni noodles. Trust me.
Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats!