Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Heart Healthy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Heart Healthy Spaghetti Sauce


  • 1 tablespoon EVOO
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8-ounce) jar of low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


Warm oil in a large saucepan on medium heat.  Add onion and bell pepper and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.  Add ground beef and season liberally with salt and pepper.  Continue to cook and stir mixture until meat is browned.  Drain off excess fat.  Add tomato sauce and seasonings.  Cover and simmer on low for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Serve over pasta.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
(Servings: 4 - 6)

To Freeze:
After completely cooled, put sauce in desired portions into freezer bags or containers and put into freezer.

To Reheat:
Remove from freezer and place in refrigerator to thaw for up to a day.  Reheat on stove, in the microwave, or in crock pot.  For a quick thaw method, place under warm water for 10-15 minutes, then reheat.

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