1 lb ground beef (omit if using Meatballs)
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
3 tbsp bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (28 oz) can tomatoes
2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce, rinse can
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste, rinse can
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp herb seasoning
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp sweet basil
2 tbsp brown sugar
Brown Meat in large stock pot; add Onion, Celery, Bell Pepper, and Garlic. Cook until tender.
Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on low for 3 or more hours.
My grandparents owned a restaurant (1949-51) and their cook was Italian. This was his recipe. It is delicious!