Best 6-Ingredient Meat Sauce Recipe Will Make You Wish Every Night Was Pasta Night by 30Seconds Food

Best 6-Ingredient Meat Sauce Recipe Will Make You Wish Every Night Was Pasta Night

Everybody needs a basic Italian meat tomato sauce recipe in their arsenal for pasta night. This easy meat sauce recipe has just six ingredients and simmers while you prepare the rest of the meal

You can double the recipe and freeze half for later. This sauce recipe is so delicious, you'll be glad you did!

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes, with juice

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cook the onion in the olive oil until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it up as it cooks, until browned, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the tomato paste and cook 1 minute, stirring.
  4. Pour in the tomatoes and their juice. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and gently cook about 45 minutes. 

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Whole Tomatoes $2 & Up
Olive Oil $4 & Up
Pasta $1 & Up
Tomato Paste $1 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
Beef with garlic and tomatoes? Yes, please! #yum
A nice basic sauce for your pasta dinner...
Perfect sauce, now I’m craving it! 🍝

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