ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Meatiest Pasta Sauce Recipe

Updated on March 8, 2015

Sauce is Almost Done

Beef and Sausage Pasta Sauce
Beef and Sausage Pasta Sauce | Source

Beef and Hot Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce

Homemade pasta sauce is so much better than the canned or jarred sauces, and I find taking that little bit of extra time to prepare it makes a world of difference. Over the years the sauce I make has changed a million times. Okay, maybe not really a million, but many times. I like to have my pasta sauce on the spicier side, and the first time I added hot Italian sausage I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.

The following recipe can be used over any type of noodles, and is great for spaghetti or for lasagna. I've also used the leftover sauce on chicken breasts.

If you prefer your sauce on the milder side use a different type of sausage.

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 8 people


  • 1 Tbs. of Olive, Canola or Vegetable oil
  • 6 cooked hot Italian sausages sliced
  • 2 pounds of cooked lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 -3 ribs of celery chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 large green or red pepper chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of sliced mushrooms (whichever type you prefer)
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • Spices: I never measure them so I'd say to taste on all of them
  • basil
  • oregano
  • thyme
  • crushed chili peppers
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 4-5 dashes of Tabasco sauce


  1. In a large 6 quart or 5.6 liter pot heat the oil.
  2. To the pot add the chopped onions, and celery.
  3. Stir and cook on medium high for 4-5 minutes, and then add the minced garlic.
  4. Next add the chopped peppers and sliced mushrooms, stir and cook for one minute.
  5. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir.
  6. Time to add all the spices, stir and bring the sauce to a boil.
  7. The cooked sausage and ground beef can now be added and the stir again.
  8. Turn the heat down to simmer, cover the pot and cook for an hour. Every so often give stir the sauce.
  9. Spoon over your favorite pasta, serve and enjoy.

Italian Anyone?

5 stars from 1 rating of Meaty Pasta Sauce

Helpful Kitchen Pot

Cuisinart 744-24 Chef's Classic Stainless Stockpot with Cover, 6-Quart
Cuisinart 744-24 Chef's Classic Stainless Stockpot with Cover, 6-Quart

The perfect pot for making sauces, mashed potatoes, or vegetables. This pot comes with a lifetime warranty and can be used in an oven up to 550 degrees F. Made from mirror-polished 18/10 stainless-steel exterior and aluminum inner core for fast, even heating.



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Looks delicious. It would be fabulous over hot buttered noodles. Yum.

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      The spicy sausage sounds like a great idea. Must try that. Thanks for the tip.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)