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