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Pizzaiola Meat Sauce

Penne Pasta With Pizzaiola Meat Sauce And Italian Sausage

Pizzaiola Meat Sauce ( this sauce is similar to regular meat sauce but it contains pepperoni) over Penne Pasta with Grilled Italian Sausage.

You can prepare the Olive Garden three meat sauce in your own kitchen. Enjoy this sauce that is filled with ground beef, ground Italian sausage, and pepperoni.


  • 2 24 ounce jars Marinara sauce - use your favorite brand
  • 1 16 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage - remove from casings
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni, chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasonings

Saute onions in a large pot with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When onions have become translucent add the two jars of marina sauce, and can of chopped tomatoes, and turn down to simmer. In a large skillet brown ground beef and Italian sausage until completely cooked, drain fat from meat, and add meat into the large pot with the sauce. Add chopped pepperoni to the sauce mixture. Add 1 teaspoon of Italian seasonings to mixture and all to simmer for about 20 minutes before you season to taste with salt and pepper.
This makes a very large pot of sauce, if you have a larger family, consider stretching the sauce with an additional jar of marina, or a can of tomatoes. Since we are adding so many different spicy meats, wait until the all of the meats season the sauce before making any adjustments. If you have a smaller family, you may want to freeze this sauce, and use later.

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