Meat Base Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Olive oil1 Teaspoon
 Onions2 Medium, minced / diced
 Ground beef2 Pound (Preferably Once Through Grinder)
 Green pepper1 Medium, minced / diced
 Diced celery2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Minced parsley2 Tablespoon
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), minced
 Tomato paste6 Ounce (1 Can / 1 1/4 Cups)
 Tomato sauce16 Ounce (2 Cans, 8 Ounce Each)
 Water1 Pint
 Italian herbs paste2 Teaspoon
 Chili powder2 Teaspoon (Gebhardt'S)
 Worcestershire sauce1 Tablespoon
 Tabasco3 Dash
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Brown sugar2 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Heaping)
 Powdered allspice1⁄2 Teaspoon (Leveled)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 574 Calories from Fat 374

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.1%

Saturated Fat 15 g74.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 106.7 mg

Sodium 550.5 mg22.9%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.4%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g21.5%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 29 g58.6%

Vitamin A 40.6% Vitamin C 85.3%

Calcium 7.4% Iron 21.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Saute onions in 6 qt.
Dutch oven in small amount of olive oil or preferred shortening until onions are soft but not brown.
Add meat, stir to break up meat and cook until redness disappears.
Mix in ground herbs and chili powder, salt and black pepper.
Add tomato paste, tomato sauce and water.
Add celery, green pepper, garlic, parsley.
Add Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, sugar and allspice.
Mix thoroughly and simmer.
Cook at least 2 hours stirring occasionally.
Excess oil and grease may be skimmed off after cooking.
Makes approximately 3 pints plus.
This is a basic recipe and may be used in many ways.
It will keep indefinitely in the freezer.