1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian sausage, casings removed and finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves
2 (28 oz cans) crushed tomatoes
1 (29 oz can) tomato sauce
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons basil
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Salt an pepper to taste
Hot cooked pasta
Brown sausage in large stockpot over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove the sausage to a platter using slotted spoon, reserving the pan drippings. Saute the onion in the reserved pan drippings until tender. Stir in the garlic and saute briefly; drain. Add the undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and sugar. Mix well. Stir in sausage, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce heat.
Simmer for 4-5 hours or until thickened and deep red in color, stirring occasionally. Spoon over any type of hot cooked pasta and serve with your favorite green salad and garlic toast to make a delicious meal your whole family will love!
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