Old-Fashioned Italian Meat Sauce with Pasta


Old-Fashioned Italian Meat Sauce with Pasta Photo
Old-Fashioned Italian Meat Sauce with Pasta

Cook Time 3 hours, 10 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes

YIELD 10 servings (1 cup each)

Flavorful sauce loaded with garlic, Italian sausage and chopped cooked pork, served over pasta


4 can (14.5 oz ea) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes with Roasted Garlic, undrained
1 can (12 oz ea) Hunt's® Tomato Paste
2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Pound dry pasta, uncooked
2 bone-in pork chops, 1-1/2 inches thick (2 chops = 3/4 lb)
1 Pound Italian pork sausage links, casings removed
1 Tablespoon dried basil leaves
1 Quart water (1 qt = 4 cups)


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chops; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until browned on both sides. Remove from pan; cover to keep warm. Brown sausage in same pan, stirring occasionally to crumble sausage; drain. Return to pan.
  2. Add chops, diced tomatoes with their liquid, the tomato paste, water and basil; mix well. Reduce heat to low; simmer 2-1/2 to 3 hours, or until sauce is thickened and meat is falling off the bones, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bones.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Serve topped with the sauce.
This recipe appears in: Pasta
Serving Size: 1 cup
Vitamin C 24.8 mg
Vitamin A 697.5 iu
Iron 3.3 mg
Calories 432
Total Fat 15.5 g
Saturated Fat 5.3 g
Sodium 1118.8 mg
Cholesterol 41.3 mg
Carbohydrate 51.2 g
Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
Protein 20.8 g
Sugars 11.7 g
Calcium 93.2 mg
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