Tonight I made his favorite version of it and a friend of mine asked for the recipe so I am sharing!
I made a couple of substitutions based on what we had on hand that I will list at the end.
1 lb ground beef, 1/2 C chopped onion, 1/2 C chopped green bell pepper, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 - 16 oz cans of diced tomatoes, 1 - 6 oz can of tomato paste, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil, 1 tsp rosemary, 1 tsp thyme and salt and pepper to taste.
Brown meat with onion, pepper and garlic then drain.
Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes or desired consistency.
We just picked up our basket of fresh fruits and veggies yesterday morning from a food coop that has drop off locations in our town, www.bountifulbaskets.org, among this weeks ingredients were green peppers, onion and tomatoes!
So my substitutions were that I used fresh diced tomatoes and then added some tomato sauce and a small can of tomato juice that we had on hand. It turned out perfectly!
Thanks for reading!