The Best Meaty Spaghetti Sauce

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Adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine
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Gone are the days of mixing up some cooked ground beef and tomato sauce for an easy spaghetti dinner. Because let me tell you that adding Italian sausage to the mix is just sooo much better…and then adding chopped pancetta on top of that makes the BEST meaty spaghetti sauce recipe you’ve ever tasted! You will never go back to a plain ground beef sauce again after trying this easy combo.

My eyes were first opened to the addition of pancetta (we’d already discovered the beauty of adding sausage) thanks to the dinners my daughters have been making for their allowance (more on that here.) My younger daughter picked a rigatoni recipe that we adapted (with a completely different mix of spices and some other changes) to make it our own. The outcome is simply delicious and a great one to double while you’re at it for easy, tasty leftovers!

If you have leftovers, make this Fried Spaghetti!

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    1. Try your local farmers market. Mine has the advantage of being pastured and humanely raised pork. Or simply make your own Italian sausage, by mixing spices into ground pork. We prefer the americas test kitchen meatball recipe, which is two parts pork and one part beef, plus parsley, roasted garlic and other Italian seasonings. I make tripple batches and freeze them for quick weeknight meals.