(by Suzanne Hollo)
1/4 c. olive oil
3 minced garlic cloves
1/2 lb. ground sausage
1 lb. chopped beef
2 (28 oz.) cans crushed tomatoes (Scalafini or Tuttarusso brands preferred)
6 oz. can tomato paste
1/2 t. red pepper flakes
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper
BIG handful of chopped fresh basil
1/2 t. oregano
In a large saucepan over medium flame, heat oil.
Add garlic and sausage, breaking up with a fork for about 5 minutes.
Add chopped beef and continue cooking until browned.
Add tomato paste, red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper and basil.
Add crushed tomatoes.
Fill one can halfway with water and add to pan.
Simmer uncovered for at least 3 hours at least, stirring occasionally.
Stir in oregano.
(Read Famished, the story that accompanies this recipe.)