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Meat Marinara Sauce recpie

Meat Marinara Sauce

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 205 kcal


  • large frying pan


  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 3 Shallots, chopped (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red pepper flakes
  • 4 Tablespoons Fresh herbs, finely chopped (marjoram, rosemary, basil, and oregano)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Pound Lean ground beef
  • 1 Teaspoon Each (kosher salt, garlic salt, freshly cracked pepper)
  • 1 Can of diced organic tomatoes* Or 28 ounce


  • Pour the olive oil into a large frying pan and heat on medium for about 2 minutes. Add the shallots and red pepper flakes.  Cook until the shallots are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and the herbs. Cook for another 2 minutes.  Add the meat and break it up into the pan adding the the salt and pepper to it as you break it apart.
  • Cook the meat over medium heat until browned, turning often. This should take about 7-10 minutes.  Add the diced tomatoes and their juices to the pan and bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce to a simmer and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Adjust seasoning to your liking.
  • Makes 4 healthy portions (perfect for a pound of pasta).
    Serve immediately.


Muir Glen makes a wonderful canned tomato.
Keyword marinara, pasta, sauce