Monday, March 14, 2011

Spaghetti Sauce

This is definitely a family friendly dish that you can amp up with good nutrition very easily!  It's another one of those dinners that can help you use up your veggie tray leftovers.  Chop it all up and throw it in!!  I hope you all enjoy it because it's an easy standby dinner. 

Spaghetti Sauce

1 lb. ground turkey meat
1 onion chopped
3 celery stalks diced
1 cup diced carrots
1/2 red bell pepper chopped
4 cloves garlic chopped
salt and pepper
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tiny can tomato paste
1 can crushed tomatoes (15 oz)
1 large can tomato sauce (28 oz)
2 Tablespoon of brown sugar
1/2 T dried basil
Sprinkle a little bit of oregano

Chop onion, celery, carrots, and bell pepper (or any other veggies you desire). In a large pot saute the chopped vegetables in about 1-2 T. of olive oil until starting to become tender (3-5 minutes).  Then add  the meat and cook until done.  Then add chopped garlic, salt, pepper, worcestershire sauce and cook for 1 more minute.  Add tomato paste, crushed tomato, and tomato sauce.  Add brown sugar, basil, and oregano.  Stir well and let simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.  Serve over brown rice or wheat spaghetti.

I like the brown rice noodles instead of the traditional semolina noodles.  Wheat noodles are also a great option, but I just prefer the brown rice over the wheat.  It's a texture and a taste preference that you have to find for your family.  You can get a great variety of noodles at all health food stores and in some local grocery stores as well. 

Bon Appetit

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