1 onion (you can use a half of a large onion, a small onion, or a whole large onion, or whatever you want)
1 lb. hamburger or Italian sausage (1 and a half pounds of meat works too)
1 can tomato paste
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (or to taste, we just use a heaping spoonful)
Red Pepper (optional)
Salt and Pepper
A Spoonful (or two) of sugar (helps the medicine go down)
First chop up the onion. Cook in the pan at medium high heat until the onions turn slightly clearish and translucent.
It is essential to taste it to see what it needs more of.