1 1/2 pounds ground emu (may substitute ground beef or turkey)
1/2 pound ground emu sausage (may substitute ground pork sausage)
1 large onion, diced
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1 clove garlic, peeled, crushed and minced
2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 (2-ounce) can mushrooms (optional)

In a large pot over medium heat, brown the ground meat and sausage with the onion and bell pepper. Add the garlic, tomato sauce, sugar and herbs; simmer 45 minutes. Add mushrooms, if using, and simmer another 10 minutes. Serve sauce over cooked pasta.

— Recipe courtesy of Kay Craig, vice president of High Cascade Premier Enterprises.