Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef & Sausage

INGREDIENTS

1 lb. Ground beef
1 lb. Italian sausage
4 ounces sliced pepperoni, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 medium Onion ; Chopped
3 Tbsp. Olive oil
3 cloves Garlic ; minced (to taste)
2 Bay leaves
1 tsp. Oregano
1 tsp. Dried basil
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper ; to taste
1 6oz. can Tomato paste
1 15 oz. can Crushed tomatoes
2 15 oz. can Tomato sauce
2 14.5 oz. can Diced tomatoes
1 6 oz. can Black olives ; Drained & sliced (optional)
1 8 oz. package Mushrooms ; sliced (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the casing from the sausage and discard. In a large skillet, brown the sausage and ground beef over medium heat for 8 min. Stir meat and break apart.
Add onion and garlic, sauté for 4 min. until meat is no longer pink. Drain and set aside.
Add the pepperoni and all remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Serve over your favorite spaghetti or other pasta.