Makes enough sauce for 1-1/2 lbs of pasta, serving 6 people. Can be frozen.
1 lb lean ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 small green pepper, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 26-oz box of Pomi chopped tomatoes (or your favorite canned tomatoes)
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste, or a 3.75-oz tube of concentrated tomato paste
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 bay leaf
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt, black pepper and sugar, to taste
In a small stockpot over medium-low heat, brown the beef. When the meat is thoroughly browned, add the onion and green pepper, and cook until the onion is translucent. Drain off the excess fat . Add tomatoes, bay leaf, oregano and 1 cup water. Simmer, uncovered, for one hour or until the sauce is thick and rich. Season with salt, pepper and sugar to taste. Serve over the pasta of your choice.