Tagliatelle w/ Homemade Meat Sauce

My hubby loves pasta & meat sauce.  Loves it to the extreme.  I'm pretty sure if he was stranded on a desert island and could only pick one meal, this would be it (assuming of course my homemade apple pie wasn't available.)  So, because I ditched him @ breakfast to go for pancakes with a friend, I promised him I'd make it up to him.  Homemade meat sauce & tagliatelle pasta it is.
You're welcome J.

Note: I'm pretty sure if I keep my end of the bargain, I could go out for breakfast 7 days a week.

Tagliatelle w/ Homemade Meat Sauce


1lb extra lean ground beef
1 red onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-28oz can diced tomatoes, w/ juice
1-28oz can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato paste
3/4 cup red wine
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 bay leaf
1 Tbsp olive oil
sea salt & pepper to taste.

Tagliatelle pasta

Parmesan cheese for serving


In dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat, add beef.  Cook until golden brown.  Add in garlic and onion and cook till translucent.  Add in herbs cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.  Add in tomatoes, paste, wine, salt & pepper, stir, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.  Remove bay leaf.
Meanwhile, bring pot of water to a boil.  Salt.  Add in pasta.  Cook according to package directions.  Drain.
Serve pasta w/ sauce.  Garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Refrigerate or freeze any leftover sauce.


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