There is nothing as comforting as a homemade meaty red sauce – just give me a spoon! This is one of those deliciously easy recipes that only has a few inexpensive ingredients and can be dressed up if needed. And an all-time favorite of mine.
> Ground beef > Olive oil > Crushed tomatoes > Girl Carnivore AP Chicken Blend
> In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, brown the ground beef; 7 to 10 minutes > Remove the beef from the pan and reserve. Drain the fat.
> Add the onion to the sauté, 5 to 7 minutes. > Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds longer. > Next, add in the tomato paste, stirring to coat and cook 1 minute.
> Add the petite diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, diced fresh tomatoes, salt, bay leaves, and red pepper flakes. > Stir to combine.
> Add the spinach to the tomatoes and break up with a spoon. > Finally, add the beef back in and allow the sauce to simmer for 30 minutes, covered.
Serve > When ready to serve, make sure the sauce is piping hot. Garnish with minced parsley and fresh parmesan cheese, if desired.