Everybody has their favorite. Mine today featured tomatoes from my garden, both fresh and canned. I also grated in some fresh nutmeg that I picked up on a trip to the Caribbean. I’m not saying these are fresher but it does feel kind of special using something that I brought back from a country where they are grown.
1 lb extra lean hamburger
1 lb mild italian sausage
1 cup diced onion
2 cups diced celery
1 can diced organic tomatoes -28 oz
2 bottles of home made canned garden tomatoes in their juice – 4 cups total
4 good sized tomatoes – stem removed and chopped
1/4 tsp hot dried pepper flakes – I get mine from a nice Italian man who bottles this spice and gives the bottles out to friends.
2 Tbs dried Italian seasoning
1 Tbs dried basil
2 tsp chili powder
2 Bay leaves
one whole nutmeg grated
Brown meat in heavy saucepan
Add onions and celery cook until translucent
Add tomatoes and spices
Simmer for two hours. Taste adjust seasonings adding salt and pepper to taste.