I have yet to find a Store Bought Spaghetti Sauce that doesn’t contain High Fructose Corn Syrup in it. So as I result I just make ours from scratch.
Here is my recipe. There is room to tweak it to your tastes 😉
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 Medium Onion Chopped
1 TBSP Garlic Powder
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried oregano
1 Can Tomato Sauce (29 ounces)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 packet of Truvia (Stevia) or 1 tsp of Sugar
1 lb Cooked Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
-Place Olive Oil in your skillet (I use my iron skillet) and heat up on medium heat.
-Place Chopped Onion and Garlic Powder in the Olive Oil and cook until the onions are translucent
-Stir in Basil and Oregano. Cook for 3 or 4 minutes.
-Pour in Tomato Sauce and stir
-Next add salt and Truvia (or sugar). Stir very well.
-Add in your cooked ground beef (or ground turkey)
-Cover and cook for 30 minutes (plenty enough time to prepare your noodles)
-Mr. Little Frugalista likes his Spaghetti a little more “zippy” so I add 2 TBSP of my Homemade Taco Seasoning.
-This can also be made with ground Venison and in fact the pictures shown are 1/2 Rocky Ground Beef and 1/2 Venison. I cooked a 2 lb batch of 1/2 and 1/2 last week for Mexican Dinner night and froze the other half to serve with Spaghetti today.
-Various things can be stirred into the sauce to increase the nutrients in it. Various veggies you have on hand can be chopped and placed in the sauce just as I did with our Super Easy Stromboli or you could puree veggies like carrots and add them to the sauce. Just be creative with what you have on hand 😉
-Cooking acidic things in an iron skillet, like spaghetti sauce, is very beneficial to our bodies because the acid in the food helps to leach the iron out for us to ingest. Just check out the subject on Columbia University\’s Go Ask Alice
-I use Whole Wheat Noodles with this sauce because they are better for you and you can’t taste the difference when they are covered in sauce.
Lastly wanted to add that Spaghetti makes a great next day lunch on the go 🙂