Spaghetti is a go-to favorite for many families. However because of the speed of life and the time crunch that we find ourselves in, we resort to a quick version of our favorite staple. The quick version is often times less than nutritious.
Here is a simple way to make a lazy, spaghetti meat sauce that is both nutritious and paleo.
20 ounces of paleo pasta sauce, roughly 1 jar (you can use an organic, paleo sauce available at your local market or you can use our marinara sauce recipe) 1/2 – 3/4 cup of water 1 pound of ground beef
Over high heat, combine pasta sauce, water and ground beef in a large pot. Let cook on high for roughly 20 minutes, stirring regularly. Break up meat as needed to prevent it from clumping. After 20 minutes cover, reduce to low or simmer and let cook for 1 hour. Stir occasionally. Serve with your favorite paleo pasta or spaghetti squash.
We provide you the option to adjust how much water you would like to add to this recipe, less water will provide a thicker, meatier sauce. Adjust the water to your liking. Additionally it is important to continue to stir the sauce during the first 20 minutes, this will help to break up the meat and prevent it from clumping.
This is a simple recipe that will leave your family and friends thinking you spent hours preparing a meal for them.
Marinara Sauce seems like an innocent addition to any meal and a safe bet to order when eating out. The truth is though that like most Salad Dressing, restaurants and store-bought Marinara Sauce is commonly laced with vegetable oils, sugar and preservatives.
If you Read Your Labels you will find some high-quality (and more pricey) brands that offer bottled Marinara Sauce without the health side-effects, but there’s just something about picking out ripe tomatoes, dicing them in ones own kitchen and creating a quick and mouth-watering concoction that will have you serving Marinara Sauce on just about everything (or maybe that’s just me!)
1/2 a tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 cup onions, chopped finely
3/4 cup tomatoes, diced
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped finely
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 sprinkle salt
1 tablespoon honey or raw agave nectar
In a small sauté pan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat.
Add the onions and cook for about a minute before adding the tomato, garlic, Italian seasoning and salt.
Allow the mixture to soften before adding the honey or raw agave nectar.
Continue cooking over medium heat for another few minutes, stirring continuously.
Serve hot over vegetables, protein, Paleo Pasta, or as a side for dipping.
It’s really that easy to enjoy the home-style taste of Italy!