It is easy to make a traditional Italian Meat Sauce from scratch, and that way you can fill it with vegetables and know exactly what’s in it. We recommend making it with Lone Star Farm’s dry aged beef.


Traditional Italian Meat Sauce

  • Author: Wolff's Apple House


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
½ pound ground beef
¼ cup white wine
  • 28 ounces whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Sauté onion, carrot, and celery in the oil over medium-high heat until they begin to soften—5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and sauté a few minutes more. Add beef and salt; sauté until beef is browned and broken into bits. Add wine and let evaporate. Add tomatoes; bring to a boil. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. Break the tomatoes into small pieces as you stir the sauce occasionally. Add milk and continue cooking for 15 minutes.
  4. Spoon generously over your favorite pasta. Add Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese to taste.

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Traditional Italian Meat Sauce with peeled whole tomatoes, garlic, and a dash of white wine.