Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Secret Spaghetti Sauce

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Lisa H 1

"This spaghetti sauce is 'secret' because it has loads of onions and carrots 'hidden' in it. My husband and kids love it - I quadruple the recipe every time and freeze the extra in zip-lock bags."
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1 h servings 95 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 95 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 386 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and Italian sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  2. Chop carrots and onion in the food processor.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir carrots, onion, and garlic in the hot oil until onion is transparent, about 5 minutes. Stir ground beef-sausage mixture, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, brown sugar, basil, black pepper, and cinnamon into onion mixture; simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors have blended, about 30 minutes. Season with salt.


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I don’t necessarily think the secret is the onions and carrots, it’s the cinnamon. I’ve made chili with cinnamon before, but never spaghetti sauce. Honestly, I hit the panic button when I firs...

Didn't care at all for the brown sugar and cinnamon.

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