Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stoplight Spaghetti Sauce

I love spaghetti (and all Italian food)! I think I love spaghetti so much because it is a great freezer meal, tastes awesome when eaten leftover, and most people like it. This is one recipe that I love because it is full of good, healthy stuff. I call it "Stoplight Spaghetti Sauce" because it has red, yellow, and green peppers. It is so healthy because it has tri-colored peppers, carrots, onions, garlic, and crushed tomatoes. I use olive oil to saute everything in and lean ground beef or turkey to save fat and calories.

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:
Olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, diced
1 cup carrots, diced
Salt & pepper
28-32 oz crushed tomatoes
Sage, oregano, & garlic salt
Red, yellow, & green peppers, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1lb ground beef or turkey
1 jar regular spaghetti sauce (not pictured)

Directions:

In a large pot, saute onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent.

Add carrots and salt & pepper and cook until carrots are tender.

Add crushed tomatoes and sage, oregano, & garlic salt and simmer on low.

Saute onions and peppers in olive oil until tender.

Add to sauce.

Saute ground beef or turkey and add to sauce.

Add jar of spaghetti sauce.
Simmer sauce at least an hour.
Serve over your favorite pasta. I prefer whole-wheat rotini.
To Freeze:
Let sauce cool completely. Put in a freezer container or bag and put in fridge until cold. Put in freezer. When you are ready to eat, just thaw and heat and serve over pasta.

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