Pasta with Summer Tomato Meat Sauce

Summer Tomato Meat Sauce

Pasta gets tossed with meat cooked with fresh summer tomatoes, then topped with diced tomatoes and basil.




  1. Combine 2 cups of the diced tomatoes with one tablespoon olive oil, half of the basil and half of the garlic. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet on medium. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until it begins to soften. Add half of the minced garlic, and cook for another minute.
  3. Add the ground beef and pork to the skillet, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the meat has browned on the outside. Stir in the balsamic vinegar.
  4. Add 2 cups of the diced tomatoes to the skillet, and stir to combine. Add the oregano and half of the basil. Lower heat to medium low. Simmer and stir occasionally while the pasta cooks.
  5. Begin boiling water for pasta when you add the tomatoes. Cook according to package instructions.
  6. Drain the pasta when cooked to your liking. Toss the pasta with one tablespoon olive oil followed by the tomato meat sauce. Stir in the 1/4 cup parmesan and the optional cream if using.
  7. Plate the pasta, then top with a couple of generous scoops of the fresh tomato basil mixture, and pass additional cheese at the table. Enjoy!


Keywords: summer meat sauce, sauce with fresh tomatoes, ways to use fresh tomatoes

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