This is pure comfort food!  Seriously. - Jane


1⁄4 lb pancetta

1 medium onion finely chopped

1 stalk  celery finely chopped

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1 tablespoon  butter

2 tablespoons  olive oil

2 pounds meat (I buy a combination of pork sausage with fennel, mild pork sausage, chicken sage sausage and a lamb sausage)

1 12 ounce can italian style roasted crushed tomatoes

1  12 ounce can italian style tomato sauce

1 small can tomato paste

1 teaspoon salt

A few grinds of black pepper

1 tablespoon dried oregano

parmesan finely grated

1 teaspoon dried parsley

Handful fresh basil

1lb pasta

Start by browning your sausage meat on medium high heat.  Once it’s nicely browned put it in the food processor and pulse it until its ground slightly.  Heat butter and olive oil in the pan and add the pancetta, onions and celery.  Brown nicely and set aside.  In the same pan brown the ground meat a little more. This is an extra step but makes all the difference.  Add the pepper, oregano, parsley and garlic salt. Next add the pancetta, onions and celery. Add the crushed tomatoes, the tomato sauce and the tomato paste and combine.  Let simmer, check seasonings, and add fresh basil and parmesan just before serving.

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