Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Secret Spaghetti Sauce

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Lisa H 1

"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."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 95 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 95 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 386 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.
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lutzflcat
11/1/2013

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 first tasted it because the cinnamon was “in your face.” However, once you let the sauce simmer, it blends in well. You certainly still can taste the cinnamon, but it doesn’t dominate. I used mild Italian sausage that I had on hand, so I did add a few red pepper flakes for a little zing, a bit more basil to suit our tastes, and a splash of red wine. IMHO I don’t think there will be any gray area with this recipe, you’ll either like it or dislike it. Fortunately, we liked it. Thanks, Lisa H, this is different but pretty darn good.

Ms Betty
1/24/2014

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