Sunday, April 22, 2012

Supercharged Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Spaghetti and meat sauce is quick and easy dinner in our gluten and dairy free home.  It's an easy meal that you probably already have in your meal rotation, so why not give it a nutritional boost?

Supercharged Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
Pasta--any size or shape, can be gluten free
1 lb ground beef
1/2 to 1 onion, diced
1 jar organic pasta sauce--have fun with this and choose a family favorite, but watch for added sugar or allergens
1 zucchini, shredded
1 carrot, shredded
fresh or frozen spinach, if frozen, thaw
red wine (optional, when I add it I add probably about a 1/2 cup, but it also depends on how much is left in the bottle)
Bring a large pot of water to boil.  In a large saute pan, brown the ground beef.  Add the diced onion and saute for a few minutes.  Add the jar of pasta sauce and heat through.  Stir in the veggies and red wine.  Let simmer while the pasta cooks in the pot of boiling water.  When the pasta is done cooking, drain the pasta.  Add the pasta to the meat sauce and toss to cover.  I like to serve this with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast seasoning and/or some Parmesan cheese.  It also tastes great with a side of kale salad!


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  2. Candy, I saw your comment and wanted to respond....the Nutritional Yeast Seasoning is kind of like the Parmesan cheese that comes in the can-like container. It boosts flavor like Parmesan cheese and it is full of vitamin B. I usually add the shredded veggies, but don't always care for the sweetness that the carrot gives the sauce. The kids like it though :)

  3. ugh! i don't know what is going on...everytime i comment on a blogspot blog using my google account, my comment disappears! and it's not just on your blog so i don't know what is going on with that! i am posting this one without logging into google so let's see if it stays! thanks for the info on the yeast where can you find it? and is it in the regular aisle with dry yeasts?

  4. How frustrating! I'll let you know if this one disappears.
    I picked up my NYS at Whole Foods in the Gluten Free section I think. I haven't looked anywhere else. You can also purchase it online:
    I like to sprinkle some on salad and popcorn too :)
    It's about $6 in the store, but since you just sprinkle some on, it'll last awhile.



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