Hearty Meat Sauce
This basic meat sauce is designed to be used in a variety of ways.
- 3 medium onions, chopped
- 3 pounds 90% lean ground beef
- 3 garlic cloves, pressed
- 3 cans (28 ounces each) diced tomatoes in juice, undrained
- 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
Chop onions using Food Chopper. Heat (12-in.) Skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onions, ground beef and garlic pressed with Garlic Press. Cook 15-18 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking beef into crumbles; drain.
Transfer meat mixture to (8-qt.) Stockpot. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 40-45 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
Place about 5 cups sauce and in separate freezer containers. Refrigerate up to 4 days or freeze up to 3 months for Beef Tostadas, Pasta Roll-Ups or Chili Bread Bowls.
- 15 servings of 1 cup
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 220, Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 60 mg, Carbohydrate 13 g, Protein 20 g, Sodium 610 mg, Fiber 2 g
U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:
1 starch, 2 1/2 low-fat meat (1 carb)
Divide and save this sauce for another day to make these recipes: Beef Tostadas, Pasta Roll-Ups and Chili Bread Bowls.