Slow Simmered Meat Sauce with Ground Turkey and Italian Sausage
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Slow Simmered Meat Sauce with Ground Turkey and Italian Sausage

Servings: 10 -12


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb of ground turkey
  • 2 turkey Italian sausages removed from casing
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion diced
  • 3 small carrots diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes more if you want it extra spicy
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 2 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 29 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves chopped
  • Spaghetti cooked per instructions (I used whole wheat)
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Parsley chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the ground turkey, turkey Italian sausage removed from casings, and the onion. Cook, stirring often to crumble the beef and sausage, for 4-5 minutes. Add the carrots, garlic, dried basil, crushed fennel seeds, dried oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the chicken stock, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and the tomato sauce to the turkey mixture as well as the sugar. Stir until well combined. Cover with a lid and place into the oven for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove the Dutch oven from the oven. Skim the surface for any fat. Add the chopped basil then taste and re-season if needed. Cook the spaghetti noodles per instructions, drain. Serve the sauce on top of the spaghetti then top with Parmesan and fresh parsley if desired.