Hi guys... I thought I'd join the recipe group after perfecting my spaghetti sauce!
I usually eat pretty 'clean' and with my fitness lifestyle I make a lot of sacrifices of what I don't eat but rarely, so when I indulge in some good comfort food, I really look forward to it. I am excited to share with you my healthy, hearty, delicious and EASY sauce. Well, not exactly from scratch, but the way I put it all together and simmer really customizes it
My ex and I used to make a similar sauce, and it was the best I'd ever tasted. I think mine is better now lol.
Do they have Hunt's canned tomato products available internationally? They're a large company, so I am guessing they might? If not, I appologize, and I think something similar will taste amazing as well
Before anyone thinks Hunt's? Canned
? I'll tell you... when I was unsatisfied for a while looking for a way to make a really good sauce, I talked to a co-worker who was an amazing cook of Italian food, and she let me in on a little secret of hers, that besides scratch, Hunt's is the way to go! This recipe with this brand makes a more 'tangy' tasting rather than sweet sauce fyi
Lean (7%) ground beef 1 lb.
1 can Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce Garlic Herb flavor
1 can Hunt's Tomato Sauce
1 can no salt added Diced Tomatoes (I'm sure any brand is similar)
1 can sliced Mushrooms (I use big can, cause I LOVE mushrooms)
Fresh garlic and salt OR Garlic Salt to taste
In large pot, combine all canned products together and add garlic and/or seasoning to your preferred taste. Brown and crumble ground beef in skillet. Drain, then add cooked beef to the sauce. Cook just to a boil, then immediately turn down flame to simmer on low. Simmer uncovered for 1 - 1.5 hours. To let simmer is imperative, that is the 'secret'
to this sauce! It makes the meat tender and infuses savory beef juices into the sauce, otherwise the beef will have a different 'mouth feel' and sauce will not come out nearly as good.
That's it!! Doesn't sound too impressive does it, since it sounds like I'm just opening cans LOL. BUT.... you'll be surprised. I am VERY picky about my pasta sauces, and even at an Italian restaurant I am rarely satisfied.
Okay, HOW to eat it.... get creative
! You can of course use pasta or whole grain pasta, but it is also great on baked yams (I am sure regular potato would taste great too). Or, whole wheat breat and eat it like it's a bowl of chili or a Sloppy Joe sandwich.
Oh! Almost forgot... If you like cheese, add as a garnish on top. Either sprinkle Parmesan or any kind of sliced cheese to melt on top
If you're looking for an EASY, healthy and hearty meal, why not try it!