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Hearty Meat Sauce


  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 lbs (1.4 kg) 90% lean ground beef
  • 3   garlic cloves, pressed
  • 3 cans (28 oz each or 796 mL) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cans (8 oz or 156 mL each) tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (22 mL) sugar


  1. Heat All-Purpose Pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, beef and pressed garlic. Cook 15-18 min or until beef is no longer pink, breaking into crumbles. Drain.  

  2. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil, uncovered, over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 40-45 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly. 

  3. Place about 5 cups (1.25 L) sauce in separate freezer containers. Refrigerate up to 4 days or freeze up to 3 months.  


  • 15 cups (3.5 L)  servings of 1 cup/250 mL 

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 220, Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 60 mg, Carbohydrate 13 g, Protein 20 g, Sodium 610 mg, Fiber 2 g

Cook's Tips:

Use meat sauce for spaghetti sauce, sloppy joes, or stuffed bell peppers.  

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