Hearty Spaghetti Sauce
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
10 servings


2 tbsp (30 ml) butter
2 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
0.8 lb (375 g) ground Italian sausage, milk, hot or a combination
1 lb (500 g) lean ground pork (any ground meat will work)
1 cup (250 ml) milk
2 28 oz (796 each) cans crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp (15 ml) dried parsley
3/4 tsp (3.5 ml) dried hot red chili flakes (to taste)


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat or in an electric skillet turned to medium. Add celery, carrots, onion and garlic and cook stirring occasionally until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add sausage and ground beef. Use a fork to break up meat; stir continuously over medium heat until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add milk. Gently boil, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, parsley and chili flakes.
  5. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes or until the thickness desired.