This is a deliciously rich sauce that my children love.
1 – 1½ lbs lean ground beef chuck
1 large onion
2 medium carrots, chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
1 c. half and half
1 cup chicken broth
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 6 oz can tomato paste
2 tsp Italian seasoning, crushed
Freshly ground black pepper
Brown the beef, onion, carrots and garlic until meat is no longer pink. Drain fat.
Add half and half. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 5 mins or until liquid is nearly evaporated. Stir in broth, then vinegar. Return to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 15 mins or until liquid is nearly evaporated. (I think this took more like 25 mins for me) Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, seasoning, pepper and salt. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered, 5 mins or until thickened.