Three Meat Pasta Sauce

    3 hours

    A hearty sauce that's easy to make and packed full of flavour. Chunks of pork sausage, beef steak and veal are simmered together in a herb-seasoned tomato sauce. Enjoy over freshly cooked pasta.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 450g mild Italian sausage, sliced
    • 450g beef rump steak, cubed
    • 450g veal, cubed
    • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 4 (400g) tins whole plum peeled tomatoes, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon Italian herbs
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 800g passata

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:2hr45min  ›  Ready in:3hr 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook the sausage, rump steak and veal for 10 minutes, until evenly browned. Remove meat from frying pan and drain, reserving about 1 tablespoon drippings.
    2. Stir the garlic into the frying pan with the reserved meat drippings and cook about 3 minutes over medium heat. Place the crushed tomatoes into the frying pan. Season with Italian herbs, bay leaf, garlic granules, oregano, pepper and parsley. Cook 15 minutes.
    3. Mix the passata into the frying pan and continue cooking 15 minutes.
    4. Return the meat to the frying pan. Reduce heat to low and simmer 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

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    This recipe is FABULOUS! I did make a few changes though. I substituted the veal and steak with ground turkey (less fat), I seasoned the meat and added chopped onion while browning and I added chopped mushrooms to the simmering sauce. Plus I was only patient enough to let it simmer for about 45 min. I used it as a lasagne sauce. The sauce was slightly runny when I assembled the lasagne, but thickened quite nicely in the oven. My husband said it was restaurant quality. I gave half the lasagne to my mom, and she asked for the recipe because she & her husband liked it so much! I will definitely make this again!  -  20 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    If your looking for the ultimate Meat Sauce, this is it!!! Its AWESOME !!!! I did make a few changes to it I used Hot Italian sausgaes instead of sweet, 1/2 tsp of thyme a dash of salt and used ground beef instead of the steak. I also like vegetables in my sauce so I added some onions, celery and mushrooms. I added 1/5 a cup of red wine near the last 15 minutes of cooking as well. Next time I might add a little sugar. It was great, this one is a keeper. Thank you!  -  03 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband and I thought this recipe was definitely restaurant quality. I substituted turkey italian sausage for the regular italian sausage to save on fat and I used ground sirloin and ground pork instead of cubed veal and steak. If you are looking for a fresh gourmet tasting sauce this is the sauce for you!  -  21 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)