Sheffield’s Pasta Sauce
One of our favorite cuisines is Italian, and one of our favorite Italian dishes is good marinara sauce, which is why Cheryl’s own pasta sauce is our favorite. For our store we call it Sheffield’s Pasta Sauce. Rich and savory, the favor is unmatched. Using the hot Italian sausage is one of the keys. It doesn’t make it too spicy, but if you prefer, use regular Italian sausage.
The seasoning we use if our own Italian Seasoning. We blended it with our pasta sauce in mind. We wanted the classic Italian flavors and figured if it made the sauce taste great, then it would make any Italian recipe even better. So make a salad to have on the side with your pasta recipe and enjoy.
Serves 4 or more
1 Lb Hamburger (80% to 85% Lean)
1 Lb Hot Italian Sausage
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 Large Onion, Diced
½ Green Pepper, Diced
1 32 oz Bottle V-8 Juice (or Tomato Juice)
1 15 oz Can Diced Tomatoes (Optional)
3 14 oz Cans of Tomato Sauce
2 6 oz Cans of Tomato Paste
2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Sugar
5 Cloves Garlic, Diced
Cooked pasta of your choice
Brown the hamburger and hot Italian sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. When browned, transfer the meat to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
In a large stock pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, onion and green pepper. Cook about 5 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add V-8, tomato sauce, tomato juice, tomato paste, diced tomatoes (if desired), Italian seasoning and sugar. Raise the heat. When it starts to boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 1 to 2 hours, allowing the flavors to develop.
Serve over your favorite pasta. Add a side salad and your meal is complete. Freeze the leftover sauce for another meal. We use our own Italian Salad Dressing Mix to make the salad dressing. The flavor is what you expect in an Italian Dressing. If you have not tried it, click HERE to take a look.