For meat sauce
For ground beef:
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil, chopped garlic and 2 large pinches of salt.
- Add the onions and cook down until translucent, then add tomatoes.
- Increase heat to high and add the ground beef. If the meat becomes lumpy while cooking, grab a whisk and smash it to break it apart. Add black pepper and salt to taste. Season the meat well.
- Cook until the liquid is almost evaporated and meat is cooked through. You don't want to have the meat get too dry.
For meat sauce:
- In a skillet, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and let it heat up.
- Add the chopped garlic cloves and let it cook for a minute.
- Add two pinches of salt and then add the chopped onions. Let the onions cook a little bit, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add 1/3 of the meat to the skillet, combine, and let it cook down for one minute and then add your favorite jarred sauce. I used a tomato basil sauce. Depending how meaty you like your sauce, adjust the amount of jar sauce you add to the skillet.
- Cook over medium-high heat until sauce comes to a boil, and then reduce to a medium-low heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add carrots, corn, green olives, basil leaves, and a drizzle of honey. If needed, add more salt and pepper to taste.
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