Lots O'Veggies Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

Lots O'Veggies Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

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"This Italian sausage and ground beef recipe is full of vegetables and Italian herbs -- the longer it cooks the better! Full of flavor, and makes a great base sauce for lasagna. It's critical to use fresh basil, other herbs may be dried. Do not use canned tomatoes which have any corn syrup in them. Home canned tomato equivalent is 3 quarts. If you want a spicier sauce add either crushed red pepper to taste or use hot Italian sausage."

Ingredients

3 h 30 m servings 340 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 340 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 18.7 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 804 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook sausage and ground beef until brown. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Set aside.
  2. In a large stock pot or Dutch oven heat oil over medium heat. Cook onions in oil until translucent. Stir in green and red bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and carrots and cook until just tender. Stir in basil, spinach, thyme, oregano, garlic, sugar and salt and pepper. Cook 2 to 5 minutes. Pour in tomatoes, stir well, reduce heat, cover and simmer 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

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I used all red peppers and I used one large can crushed tomatoes and one large DRAINED can of diced tomatoes. This was good but both my husband and I thought the thyme was overpowering everythin...

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This needs time to thicken after it has cooked. With 3 cans of tomatoes it is too runny otherwise. This may be because I used fresh spinach instead, I would suggest adding tomato paste if you ...

I used all red peppers and I used one large can crushed tomatoes and one large DRAINED can of diced tomatoes. This was good but both my husband and I thought the thyme was overpowering everythin...

My husband and I very much enjoyed this recipe this evening. This is what I did... I didn't add the italian sausage or the third can of tomatoes (I didn't have them). I only added half the pack...

We made this exactly as written, except for the carrots (I forgot to buy them). The recipe instructions do not include every step for some reason--this should be edited to include adding the me...

Highly recommended...check out the nutrition info! A little high in fat (for me) but off-the-charts high on vitamins and minerals. Considering using half as much meat next time; this sauce is ...

Yum! I ended up blending about two-thirds of the sauce to make it smoother and to "hide" the veggies from the kids. Everyone liked it!

I recommend not adding the fresh basil till the end. 3 hours in sauce will just kill the whole point of adding fresh herbs.

Delicious! I used sweet Italian turkey sausage and ground turkey to make it healthier. I only added in two cans of the diced tomatoes, but used a 15 oz can of tomato sauce as well as some tomato...

i loved this! had to use turky italian style sausage and omit the ground beef, but kept it the same otherwise. i could eat the sauce by itself it was so good. my 3 year old didn't eat it, i thi...

I modified the recipe for cooking in a slow cooker. It came out very well!