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Easy meat sauce

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Serves:
9
Serving Size
Serving Size:
1/9 of prepared recipe
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Ingredients

Ingredients

2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey

3/4 cup onion, chopped

2 15-ounce jars spaghetti sauce

3/4 cup water

4 cloves garlic (or garlic powder)

1 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon basil

1-2 cups chopped vegetables

Directions

Directions

  1. Brown meat thoroughly, making sure there is no pink color left in the meat or juices.
  2. Drain any excess fat from meat. Rinse with hot water.
  3. Combine drained meat with onion, spaghetti sauce, water, and spices. Add vegetables. Cover and bring to a boil.
  4. Simmer 20-30 minutes or until desired consistency.
  5. Refrigerate or freeze leftover sauce in 1-cup portions.
Tips and Variations
Tips and Variations
  • Leave the salt and add more garlic or herbs for more flavor.
  • Add 2 cans of kidney beans and 2 teaspoons of chili powder to 2 cups of meat sauce to make easy chili.
  • For sloppy joes, add 1 tablespoon each of vinegar, brown sugar, and 3/4 cup ketchup to 2 cups of meat sauce.
  • Cook once and eat twice. This is a great way to use leftovers. Store leftovers in the refrigerator immediately.
Nutritional Info

Nutritional Info

Serves 9
Amount per serving
Calories
179
Total Fat
6.1 g
Saturated Fat
2.2 g
Cholesterol
48 mg
Sodium
381 mg
Total Carbohydrates
11.8 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Total Sugar
7.8 g
Protein
19.8 g
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Time to make
Time to make:
10 minutes preparation; 40 minutes cook time
Recipe Credit
Recipe Credit:
University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development
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Category:
Main Dishes

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