This recipe was originally found at this blog.
1 onion, chopped into large chunks
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1# ground beef
2 lg cans tomato puree
1 can tomato paste
4 Tb ground oregano
2 Tb ground basil
3 bay leaves
1 pkg Italian spicy sausage
Brown onion in evoo in a large pot.
Add garlic and ground beef and brown a bit.
Add sauces and 4 large cans of water. (OK, here's where I become deviant. I use the little cans.)
Add the spices and the sausage.
Stir well and cook all day leaving lid slightly ajar. Stir now and then.