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Herbed Meat Sauce

3 lb Ground beef or ground pork
4 md Onions; chopped
2 Cloves garlic; minced
2 cn (28 oz.) tomatoes; cut up
2 cn (15 oz.) tomato sauce
1 tb Dried basil; crushed
1 tb Dried oregano; crushed
2 ts Salt
1 ts Sugar
1/4 ts Pepper
2 cn (4 oz.) mushroom stems and pieces; optional

In 4 quart Dutch oven cook meat, onion, and garlic till meat is browned; drain off fat. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, oregano, salt, sugar, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Stir in undrained mushrooms, if desired. Simmer 15 minutes more or till desired consistency.

Divide sauce into three 3- 3 1/2 cup portions. Cool. Seal each portion in moisture-vaporproof freezer container. Label; freeze. Makes 9 1/2 to 10 1/2 cups.

Use frozen sauce within 6 months for Italian Style Spaghetti Sauce, Easy Family-Style Pizza, or Cheesy Lasagne with Spinach.