- 1 lb ground turkey (I use turkey but my dad usually uses beef unless I'm eating it)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 medium onion
- 1 bell pepper (usually use green, I had yellow this time, so it's what I used)
- 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
- 1 jar store bought sauce
- 6oz can tomato paste
- 1 cup red wine
- 2 bay leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a large saucepan over medium/high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add ground meat and cook until brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
Chop onions and bell pepper to desired size. I like to leave them a little chunky, but when I was little my brother wouldn't eat large chunks of vegetables (he still won't by the way), so my Dad pulverized them.
Add the whole tomatoes and crush with a wooden spoon (you can also do this in a food processor if you prefer a smoother sauce).
Add the jar of sauce, tomato paste, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Simmer for at least 30 minutes on low heat to allow all the flavors to meld together. The longer, the better!
Serve with spaghetti or your favorite noodle!