• 8 ounces ground pork
  • 4 ounces Italian pork sausage
  • 1 7-oz jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspooon garlic, minced (1 clove)
  • 1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 10 3/4-ounce can tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine, OR water
  • Cooked spaghetti, hot
  • Parsley sprigs, fresh
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, (optional)

Combine pork, sausage, sweet peppers, onion, and garlic in a heavy, large covered saucepan; cook until pork and sausage are brown, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon. Drain off fat. Stir in tomatoes, tomato puree, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until desired consistency. Stir in wine or water. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti. If desired, garnish with parsley sprigs. If desired, serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Serves 4 to 6.

Who needs sauce in a jar? This simple sauce is easy to create and spices can be adjusted for your family's tastes. Serve over hot pasta.  Complete the meal with a mixed greens salad and garlic bread.

Calories: 383 calories

Protein: 21 grams

Fat: 13 grams

Sodium: 1464 milligrams

Cholesterol: 49 milligrams

Saturated Fat: 5 grams

Carbohydrates: 42 grams

Fiber: 8 grams