Recipe by Estee Kafra

Spicy Meat Sauce for a Crowd

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Meat Meat
Easy Easy
12 Servings

No Allergens specified

7 Hours

By Estee Kafra for Family Table by Mishpacha This recipe takes a few minutes to throw together in the morning. Cook up your favorite pasta at dinnertime and serve. You will need a 5-quart slow cooker to fit all the ingredients, but you can halve it successfully, if you prefer. I make the full recipe and freeze it in batches, for future dinners.


Main ingredients

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 green pepper, diced (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 3 large, spicy flavored sausages or hot dogs, diced into small pieces

  • 2 pounds (1 kilogram) ground beef

  • 2 28-oz. (800-g.) cans diced tomatoes

  • 2 5.5-oz. (155-g.) cans tomato paste

  • 40 ounces/1120 grams Gefen Tomato Sauce

  • 1/2 cup chicken soup or Manischewitz Chicken Broth

  • 1/2 cup Alfasi Cabernet Sauvignon or other dry red wine

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste


Prepare Meat Sauce


Preheat oil in a large frying pan and sauté onions and garlic, with green pepper if desired, until just lightly browned.


Add the diced sausage and ground meat and cook over medium heat until the meat is browned, about 10 minutes. Break up any lumps with a potato masher as it cooks.


Transfer meat mixture to a slow cooker and add all the remaining ingredients. Mix well.


Cook on medium for six to eight hours.


Serve with your favorite pasta, and top with freshly chopped basil or parsley leaves. (Remove bay leaves before serving.)


I like to serve this sauce with fettuccine rice, a great pasta I found in my supermarket that looks like a very narrow version of lasagna noodles.    


Photography: Daniel Lailah Styling: Amit Farber 

Spicy Meat Sauce for a Crowd

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