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Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Lisa H

"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."
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1 h servings 95 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings (10 cups)

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  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; 4.7 g fat; 9.5 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g protein; 11 mg cholesterol; 386 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I don’t necessarily think the secret is the onions and carrots, it’s the cinnamon. I’ve made chili with cinnamon before, but never spaghetti sauce. Honestly, I hit the panic button when I firs...

Didn't care at all for the brown sugar and cinnamon.