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Low-Sodium Spaghetti Sauce

 Low-Sodium Spaghetti Sauce
There are just 57 milligrams of sodium in each cup of this thick fresh-tasting spaghetti sauce created by our Test Kitchen staff. Compare that to commercially prepared spaghetti sauces, which can contain as much as 900 milligrams per cup!
10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 medium sweet red peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (29 ounces each) tomato puree
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup red wine or additional water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no
  • longer pink; drain and set aside. In the same skillet, saute
  • mushrooms, peppers, onion and garlic in oil until softened.
  • In a large Dutch oven, combine the next nine ingredients. Add beef
  • and sauteed vegetables. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,

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Low-Sodium Spaghetti Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • uncovered, for 2-3 hours.
  • Stir in parsley and sugar. Discard bay leaves before serving. Yield:
  • 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 cup) equals 143 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
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