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Flavorful Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
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Flavorful Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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This spaghetti sauce is perfect for putting together a flavorful dish. Serve it with any kind of noodles for a fabulous dinner option.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:13 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 13 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked spaghetti

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 220 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 729 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomatoes, tomato paste, mushrooms, cheese, wine, olives, parsley, oregano, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: about 3 quarts.
Originally published as Zippy Spaghetti Sauce in Comfort Food Diet bookazine 2010

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 220 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 729 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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