Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 large portabello mushrooms – diced (or you can use 1 pkg pre-sliced portabello mushrooms)
  • 1 onion – chopped
  • 4 Tbsp (or more) italian seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp (or more) garlic – mined
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 20 italian sausage links – slice each into 5 pieces (yes, that’s 100 slices)
  • 106 oz can tomato sauce (#10 can from Costco)
  • Aunt Janet’s Meatballs – click here for the recipe: Aunt Janet’s Meatballs

Directions:

*USE ONLY ONE BIG HEAVY DUTY POT FOR EVERYTHING!!!

  1. Make meatballs (recipe located under Pasta) – set aside
  2. Over medium high heat, brown Italian Sausage in 2 Tbsp olive oil until fully cooked
  3. Remove cooked sausage from pot – leaving the grease
  4. Add onions and mushrooms until onions are transparent
  5. Stir in garlic and then add hamburger – brown until crumbly like taco meat
  6. Add salt, pepper, italian seasoning and sausage
  7. Stir until everything is well combined
  8. Add tomato sauce plus a swish of water in can
  9. Taste sauce – you may need more italian season and/or garlic
  10. Bring to a boil
  11. Add raw meatballs (recipe located under Pasta)
  12. Cover (crack the lid) and simmer for 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally