A Recipe from Sneaky Kitchen
Tbsp. olive oil
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 lg. green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 lg. red bell pepper, chopped
1 lg. stalk of celery, chopped
3/4 lb. lean ground beef
4 garlic cloves
1 hot pepper (optional)
3 ripe plum tomatoes OR
1 large ripe salad tomato
|1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper or to taste
2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. dried basil
1 Tbsp. dried parsley (optional)
2 8-oz. cans tomato sauce
1/2 C. white wine
3 to 4 C. cooked white or brown rice
Place olive oil in a Dutch oven or other lg. pan. Heat over med.-high heat.
Add onions, green & red pepper, celery & ground meat. Sauté, stirring
& breaking up meat until mixture starts to brown.
Meanwhile cut tomatoes into chunks. Process
with hot pepper & garlic. When sauté is done, add
tomatoes, sugar, salt, pepper & herbs. Reduce heat & simmer for about 10
min. Add tomato sauce, wine & rice. Mix well. Turn heat to
lowest setting & cook for another 10 min., stirring often.
Taste. If it needs more flavor, try stirring in a little ketchup, another tsp. sugar or add a little
garlic powder or salt, tasting as you go. Serve with grated or shredded parmesan cheese.