Italian Meat Sauce

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1.5 lbs lean ground beef
1 lb ground pork (not sausage)
Good swirl of olive oil
1 red onion chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
15 oz can tomato sauce
12 oz can tomato paste
2-28 oz can crushed tomatoes (I like contadina)
4 cups chicken broth
4 tsp dried parsley
4 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried marjoram
2 good dashes of ground nutmeg
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Chianti or good dry red wine


-Heat the olive oil and saute the red onion. Add the meats and brown thoroughly. Add the garlic and cook a minute longer. Drain the grease and return to pot.

-Add all the seasonings with a little salt and pepper and cook another minute until fragrant.

-Meanwhile stir together all the tomato products, brown sugar, and the chicken broth. Add to meat mixture and simmer for 30 minutes or so. Add wine here.

-To can, I put in hot quart jars and process in pressure canner for 70 minutes with 10 lbs pressure.
Hope this covers it well enough.

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