Recipe of the Week 10/3/09

by Alison on October 10, 2009

Tomato and Meat Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic or 4 tsp prepared garlic
  • 28 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1 lb ground beef 85% lean (will also give values for 95%)
  • 2 oz dry red wine (optional)

Directions

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes.

Add ground beef to skillet. Cook, breaking up clumps with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 4 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes and their juices, salt, red pepper flakes and basil; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes for flavors to blend and for sauce to thicken slightly; taste and add wine if desire. Spoon sauce over spaghetti or spaghetti squash. Yields about 2/3 cup of sauce per serving.

Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Facts

Nutritional analysis per serving for 85% lean beef (Approximate)
Calories 250
Total Fat 13 grams
Saturated Fat 4.6 grams
Cholesterol 51 mg
Sodium 65 mg
Carbohydrates 12.7 grams
Protein 17 grams
Fiber 3.5 grams
5 points
Nutritional analysis per serving for 95% lean beef (Approximate)
Calories 192
Total Fat 5.4 grams
Saturated Fat 3.5 grams
Cholesterol 46 mg
Sodium 65 mg
Carbohydrates 12.7 grams
Protein 17 grams
Fiber 3.5 grams
3 points

Serve with 1 cup of spaghetti squash (0 points) for a delicious low cal meal or with pasta of your choice. Also good on a baked potato.

Tomato and Meat Sauce over Spaghetti Squash

Tomato and Meat Sauce over Potato

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