Spicy Tomato Sauce With Ground Chuck

If you'd like a less spicy sauce, use 1 Tbsp. of Italian Seasoning Mix.


Makes about 5 1/4 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 50 Minutes


1/2 pound ground chuck
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning Mix
1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 (8-oz.) can Spanish-style tomato sauce
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon honey


1. Cook ground chuck in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain; return to pan.

2. Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in saucepan over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in Italian Seasoning Mix, and cook 1 minute. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and 1 cup water; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 40 to 45 minutes or slightly thickened. Stir in salt and honey.

Note: We tested with Goya Tomato Sauce.