Secret Spaghetti Sauce

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This spaghetti sauce is 'secret' because it has loads of onions and carrots 'hidden' in it. My husband and kids love it - I quadruple the recipe every time and freeze the extra in zip-lock bags.

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
20
Yield:
10 cups

Ingredients

  • ½ pound ground beef

  • ½ pound Italian sausage

  • 4 carrots, quartered

  • 1 large onion, quartered

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (30 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (30 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and Italian sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes; drain and discard grease.

  2. Chop carrots and onion in the food processor.

  3. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir carrots, onion, and garlic in the hot oil until onion is transparent, about 5 minutes. Stir ground beef-sausage mixture, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, brown sugar, basil, black pepper, and cinnamon into onion mixture; simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors have blended, about 30 minutes. Season with salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

95 Calories
5g Fat
10g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 386mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 376mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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