A popular sauce at this time of year.
FRESH SPAGHETTI SAUCE
8 ounces hot Italian sausage links
8 medium tomatoes, peeled and cored
1 medium onion
2 teaspoons oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can (6-ounce) tomato paste
1 clove garlic
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
Cut sausage into 1-inch pieces; brown slowly. Place tomatoes, onion, oregano and one teaspoon salt in food processor just enough to chop onion. Place tomato mixture in large saucepan; add tomato paste and garlic. Bring to a boil. Allow to simmer. Drain sausage and add to sauce.
Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in a bowl. Form mixture into balls; add to simmering sauce.
Cover pan and continue cooking about 2 hours over low heat. Fifteen minutes before sauce is finished, add mushrooms and remove garlic. Serve over pasta. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
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