What you will need:
1.5 lbs. lean ground beef
1- 15.ounce can of diced tomatoes
1- 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
1/2 of a white onion
The remaining ingredients need to be added slowly one by one, letting each flavor have time to sink in.
For me this process takes about 25- 30 minutes. They can be put in any order you wish but this is the order I usually do... and it's just because this is how I do it, no particular reason. I usually add one, stir, let it cook for about 5-6 minutes, then add the next.. and repeat..
Olives ( I like to chop my olives up so I don't see them in there, they are a MUST HAVE in this dish, but I don't care for olives by themselves. So I hide them)
After all the ingredients have been used, I let it simmer for about 10-15 min.