This simple spaghetti sauce is a staple in our home. It is easy to make and so much more economical than buying the jarred ones. I just made a batch to have on hand for a Valentine’s day dinner. It is sugar-free yet full of sweet tomato flavor and spices.
Sugar Free Spaghetti Sauce
1 Lb ground beef
1 Lb ground pork
1 large onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
Brown first four ingredients in a pot.
(Basil, Oregano, Thyme, & Rosemary)
1 Tbls salt
3 Tbls Truvia Sweetener
1 (28 oz) can of tomato sauce
1 (28 oz) can of crushed tomatoes
Simmer on low for 2 to 3 hours.
Makes 10 cups of sauce
Each ½ cup serving has 7 Carbs and 6 grams of Fat
~This sauce is delicious served over roasted vegetables, spaghetti squash or traditional pastas. For a special treat, I like to use Dreamfields Spaghetti. It makes a great low carb option. (I am providing the amazon link above but I can usually find this at my local Target.
~When the budget is tighter, I like to add a 3rd can of tomato sauce. It makes the final sauce slightly less meaty but still full of flavor.
~For less fat, use a leaner ground meat and drain off the fat before adding sauce or leave out the meat all together. My husband really prefers it with the ground pork, though. Yours might too!
~Try adding cheese, olives… even some cayenne pepper if you like a kick. It is hard to mess this one up.
For Trim Healthy Mamas, I usually enjoy this sauce in an (S) setting due to the beef and pork that I use in it. I also love me some grated Parmesan on top. But you could easily convert it to as E by using lean meat and rinsing it before adding sauce.
This post is also shared on Trim Healthy Tuesdays over at Gwen’s Nest.