Operation Skinny Jeans: Recipe- Veggie Tomato Sauce

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Recipe- Veggie Tomato Sauce

As promised, here is the recipe for Veggie Tomato Sauce. This recipe makes a ton, definitely enough to save! We will also use it for Lasagna on Saturday.

Veggie Tomato Sauce:

1 lb Ground Turkey (You can use ground beef, but we have stopped eating ground Beef so we use Turkey. )(Also this is optional, obviously)
Tsp Olive Oil
1 Onion- grated
2 large Carrots- grated
1 Green Bell Pepper- seeded, cored and grated (a mandolin comes in handy haha)
3 cloves Garlic- minced
Tbs Italian seasoning 
26 oz can Tomato Sauce
5 1/2 oz can Tomato Paste
2 C Red Wine (one for the sauce, one to drink. Second cup optional, but then you aren't fun ;) )

Lets get cooking!:
  1. Brown the meat. Drain and run hot water over to remove as much fat as possible. 
  2. In a large saucepan, heat oil over med-high heat. Cook onions, carrots and bell pepper until soft. Add meat and Garlic and Italian seasoning.
  3. Add Tomato Sauce, Tomato Paste and 1 C wine. Simmer for 30 min to 1hr 30 min, however long you need :)
  4. Drink the other cup of wine while you simmer :)
  5. Once simmered to your liking, portion into two portions, one for Spaghetti, one for Lasagna. :)

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