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A popular sauce at this time of year.


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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