Sugar-Free Spaghetti Sauce (S)

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.  DSC_1014

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.

Add:

2 Tbls Italian seasoningDSC_0986

  (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

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Options:

~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.

DSC_1024I have a smaller family so I like to pour still-hot sauce into clean jars and refrigerate.  As, they cool, it will vacuum seal the jar and they will last me for 4 to 6 weeks in the fridge.

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.

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  1. Have you ever tried spaghetti sauce over green beans? I have a Gluten free friend who was serving spaghetti for dinner. She had her sauce over green beans instead so I thought I’d give it a try. To my surprise, I LOVED it! Now when we have spaghetti my family gets dream fields and my daughter (a green bean lover) and I , have our sauce over green beans and everyone else ends up having green beans for a side. Can’t wait to try this sauce.

    1. I don’t make it. I just buy an “Italian” seasoning mix, usually at Aldi but most stores have it. I am sure you can find a recipe for one if you google it though.

  2. I noticed you said that you like to save the extra by sealing in a jar in the fridge for 4 to 6 weeks….if putting the hot sauce in a jar and sealing does it have to be kept in the fridge? if it seals would it be ok to keep in cupboard like other canned items?

    1. I have never done actual canning but I don’t think this method is quite the same thing. This just helps to vacuum seal it so that there is less air and less change for bacteria to grow… But I think it does still need to be refrigerated. Maybe someone who knows canning would know the exact difference. Sorry I can’t be more help.

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