spaghetti sauce

Speedy Spaghetti Sauce

With Big Batch Beef in the freezer, made-from-scratch meat sauce has never been so quick to make!

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spaghetti sauce

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins

 1 ½ cup (375 mL) diced vegetables (such as carrot, zucchini, celery, sweet peppers)
 2 cups (500 mL) frozen Big Batch Beef
 2 cans (19 oz/540 mL) Italian-style tomatoes
 1 can (5-1/2 oz/156 mL) tomato paste

1

Pan-fry diced vegetables in saucepan in a splash of olive oil.

2

Stir in Big Batch Beef, tomatoes and tomato paste, breaking up tomatoes with back of spoon.

3

Big Batch Beef: Cook 4 lb (2 kg) Extra Lean Ground Beef in Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon, until browned. Drain and return to pot. Add 4 EACH onion and cloves of garlic, minced, simmer for 15 minutes until vegetables are softened. Spread in a single layer on several foil or parchment paper-lined baking trays; freeze until meat is firm, about 1 hour. Loosen into chunks, scoop meal-sized portions into freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Ingredients

 1 ½ cup (375 mL) diced vegetables (such as carrot, zucchini, celery, sweet peppers)
 2 cups (500 mL) frozen Big Batch Beef
 2 cans (19 oz/540 mL) Italian-style tomatoes
 1 can (5-1/2 oz/156 mL) tomato paste

Directions

1

Pan-fry diced vegetables in saucepan in a splash of olive oil.

2

Stir in Big Batch Beef, tomatoes and tomato paste, breaking up tomatoes with back of spoon.

3

Big Batch Beef: Cook 4 lb (2 kg) Extra Lean Ground Beef in Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon, until browned. Drain and return to pot. Add 4 EACH onion and cloves of garlic, minced, simmer for 15 minutes until vegetables are softened. Spread in a single layer on several foil or parchment paper-lined baking trays; freeze until meat is firm, about 1 hour. Loosen into chunks, scoop meal-sized portions into freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Speedy Spaghetti Sauce
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