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FRESH SPAGHETTI SAUCE
8ounces hot Italian sausage links
8medium tomatoes, peeled and cored
Salt and pepper
1can (6-ounce) tomato paste
1pound ground beef
1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
Cut sausage into 1-inch pieces; brown slowly. Place tomatoes, onion, oregano and 1 teaspoon salt in food processor; run just long enough to chop onion.
Place tomato mixture in a large saucepan; add tomato paste and garlic; bring to a boil and allow to simmer. Drain sausages on paper towels; add to simmering sauce.
Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, salt and pepper, and form into balls. Add to simmering sauce. (It's not necessary to brown the meatballs first.)
Cover pan and continue cooking for about 2 hours over low heat. Fifteen minutes or so before sauce is finished, add the mushrooms and remove the garlic. Serve over cooked pasta. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
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