Trying to figure out something to eat in my family is always a hassle! We each have our own preferences and finding something to satisfy each person’s taste buds can be exhausting. My husband is a steak and potatoes type of guy. My son has four dishes in rotation (that he won’t put up a fight and eat) and I will pretty much eat anything. So even though I knew my son would not step foot near this dish, I just couldn’t pass up on this amazing recipe from The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.
This sauce is not what you would expect from a jar. It is a very meaty sauce that is definitely restaurant quality! So here we go!
I started out by chopping up my onion and bell pepper. When I first saw that there was diced bell peppers, I honestly thought, “really, bell pepper in spaghetti sauce”? But I have to say I learned that I should take the advice I give to my son all the time and, just try it! Hahaha.
I then browned the meat. The only thing that I changed from the original recipe was I added sausage meat in addition to the ground beef.
After browning the meat, I removed the meat from my pot and started cooking the onion, bell pepper and garlic.
After a couple of minutes, I added beef broth. We don’t drink wine and I didn’t want to spend extra money on a bottle of wine to only toss it out eventually. Plus, I don’t think it would have made a huge difference. The sauce still ended up, delish!!!
After a couple of minutes, I added the rest of the ingredients minus the Parmesan cheese. Covered the pot and let it simmer for an hour.
After the hour, I added the Parmesan cheese and let it cook for another 45 minutes because the dang wedge of cheese just would not completely melt. Too much cheese, you think?
I cooked some noodles and it was all I thought it would be! Delicious! Thank you, Pioneer Woman!
Here’s the recipe!
I hope you try it and let me know what you thought of it also!