Spaghetti with Meat Sauce


Meat Sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 onion, chopped
2 pounds ground beef
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon pepper
8 to 10 spicy sausages
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
½ cup red wine
2 jars (about 25 ounces each) marinara sauce

In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic and onion. Add meat and continue sautéing until it loses its pinkness. Break it up and stir as you go. Add spices and continue stirring. Add sausages, cut into chunks and mushrooms and keep sautéing. Add red wine and simmer until it is reduced by about half. Add sauce and mix through. Simmer for 1 to 2 hours for ideal richness.

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