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Chunky Meat Sauce For Pasta Recipe

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Servings: 4

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb lean grnd beef - (to 1 1/2 lbs) (or possibly use a mix of Italian sausage and grnd beef)
  • 1 lrg onion coarsely minced
  • 1 lrg bell pepper coarsely minced
  • 1 med zucchini halved, and sliced about 1/4" thick
  • 8 ounce fresh mushrooms coarsely minced, or possibly sliced about 1/4" thick
  • 1/3 c. beef broth bouillon, base, or possibly water
  • 2 Tbsp. instant tapioca - (to 3 tbspns)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes - (15 ounce)
  • 1 can tomato sauce - (7 ounce)
  • 1 can tomato paste - (6 ounce)
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dry basil
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned or possibly black pepper
  • 1 dsh crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar or possibly honey

Directions

  1. Brown meat and onions; combine with remaining ingredients (2 Tbsp. tapioca) in a 3 1/2-qt or possibly larger crock pot. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hrs, or possibly about half the time on HIGH.
  2. Add in another Tbsp. of tapioca if the sauce seems thin (it will be thinner if cooked on LOW). Serve on spaghetti and pass the Parmesan!
  3. This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.
  4. NOTES :
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 515g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 390  
Calories from Fat 162 42%
Total Fat 17.96g 22%
Saturated Fat 6.84g 27%
Trans Fat 1.07g  
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1156mg 48%
Potassium 1671mg 48%
Total Carbs 32.37g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 22%
Sugars 19.07g 13%
Protein 28.07g 45%

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