Homemade Meat Sauce Recipe

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Homemade Meat Sauce is perfect in zucchini noodles, zucchini lasagne and traditional Italian dishes. It is thick, hearty, flavourful and low-carb/paleo/whoel30 friendly.
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3.07 from 16 votes

Ingredients

Instructions

Stove method

  1. In a large Dutch oven pan heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add ground beef and cook, breaking into small pieces using a wood spatula. Don’t forget to stir occasional.
  3. Then, add garlic and onions. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, sweetener, dried basil, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, salt, and black pepper.
  5. Simmer partially uncovered for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot over pasta, zucchini noodles, lasagne or zucchini lasagne.

Slow cooker method

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add garlic and onion, and cook until for 3-5 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker.
  3. In the same skillet, add another tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook, breaking into small pieces using a wood spatula. Don’t forget to stir occasional. It’s about 7 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker.
  4. Add remaining ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: ground beef, homemade sauce, meat sauce, sauce, tomato sauce

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/8) — Calories: 328, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 668mg, Potassium: 45mg, Carbohydrates: 12g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 25g

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