I used to live in Brooklyn yo.  Delivery was a way of life, and the best was pasta with meat sauce.  One order of fed a family of four or me at 2 am.  It was awesome and the sauce was the best part.  Liquid meat.

If there is one criticism of this recipe it’s that it needs more meat.  Adjust upwards as you see fit.

Serves 4, irresponsibly.  Takes ~4 hours total.


Mise en Place
STAPLES SPICES
1 1/2 lb 80/20 ground beef 1/2 tsp red pepper flake
1 28 oz can crushed tomato 1 tbs dried oregano
2 tbs tomato paste 1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp sugar PRODUCE
olive oil 1/2 medium onion, minced
kosher salt 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced fine
black pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced

Equipment
1 dutch oven, medium hot

Directions
Step Action
1 brown the ground beef and evac
2 wipe dutch oven clean and reduce heat to medium low
3 add some oil and cook onions & carrots till soft
4 add garlic, pepper flake, and oregano. cook till fragrant (1-2 mins)
5 add tomato paste, cook 1 minute
6 add tomatoes, sugar, bay leaf, and beef
7 add a good glug of olive oil and stir to combine
8 let come up to temp, and then adjust seasoning
9 cook on low ~3 hours, until beef is melt in your mouth
10 serve with your favorite pasta