I used to live in Brooklyn yo.  You order Italian delivery you get meat sauce with it.  One order of pasta feeds a family of four.  It was awesome.

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


  • 1 1/2 lb 80% ground beef
  • 1/2 white onion finely chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomato
  • 2 tbs (or a generous squirt) of tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flake
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • Glug of Olive Oil
  • Salt, Pepper


  1. Brown ground beef in some oil oil
  2. Evac
  3. Cook carrots and onions till soft on medium low
  4. Add garlic, pepper flake, and oregano, cook till fragrant
  5. Add tomato paste, cook for a minute or so on medium
  6. Add tomatoes, sugar, and ground beef (discard any juices)
  7. Add a glug of olive oil
  8. Stir, let come to temp
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste
  10. Cook for 1/2 to 3 hours, depending on how lazy/industrious you feel
  11. Serve over spaghetti