INGREDIENTS:

• 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

• 3 pounds of ground beef

• 1 large onion, finely chopped

• 5 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped

• 1 tomato

• 3 cans tomato sauce

• 2-3 tablespoons of tomato paste

• 1 tablespoon italian seasoning

• 1/2 tablespoon oregano

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 2-3 grinds of fresh black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Brown the meat in the vegetable oil till it is cooked and very brown, for 18-20 minutes. Then, turn the heat down to medium and add the onion, garlic and tomato. Continue to cook, scraping up the bottom occasionally until the onions are translucent, about another 7-8 minutes. Add the tomato sauce to the meat mixture and stir to combine. Turn the heat down to a very low simmer and cover. Cook like this for 20 minutes then stir in tomato paste. Cover again and simmer for 10 minutes more. Now add the spices, Italian Seasoning, black pepper, oregano, & salt. Serve with cooked pasta.