Once softened, add in the diced tomatoes, the tomato sauce, a large pinch or three of the sea salt and black pepper. Toss in the dried herbs, mix and turn the heat up to 6 or a medium high and let it start to reduce. If you want the sauce to be spicy, add the crushed red pepper flakes to taste here. Chili powder can be good too...but be cautious as it alters the flavor.
Once it boils or you see bubbles coming up, take your ground beef and start adding chunks of it in. Mix it into the sauce well and then let the sauce cook it while it reduces. This took about 20 minutes and I let the ground beef cook inside the sauce for about 18 of them.
While your sauce reduced, boil your fresh noodles in salt water. They only take about 3 minutes to cook so watch them closely.