If you are like my family you probably love spaghetti. We probably eat it about once a week, though I do mix it up a little. Sometimes with meatballs, sometimes with sausage, sometimes cooked inside garlic bread, or maybe even baked, but we eat it. A lot. Another thing that varies, is my spaghetti sauce.
I’ll admit that back in the day I used to open a jar of spaghetti sauce and dump it over cooked noodles call it spaghetti. But these days I make something that looks a little more like this:
Now I find a lot of creative ways to get veggies into our meals. And even though the kids are actually all good veggie eaters, it never hurts to find other ways to get our servings in, because lets face it, we probably still don’t get enough.
2 lbs. ground beef or ground turkey
2 cans/jars of your favorite sauce
1 can of diced Italian tomatoes
1 can of stewed Italian tomatoes (You could use two of the same instead)
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 Bell pepper, chopped
2 cups zucchini, chopped
1 cup of basil, chopped
Italian seasoning to taste
salt and pepper to taste
I brown the hamburger then add the seasonings.
Next I add all my chopped ingredients and last the sauces.
Last, I divide the sauce into two gallon size freezer bags. Lay flat to freeze.
This makes a large amount of sauce and I use it for everything. Spaghetti, regular lasagna, crockpot lasagna, whatever. It’s delicious. If you have a smaller family you could easily make this into 3 or 4 separate bags because depending what I am making I will get 2 meals from each bag of sauce,
When it’s time to use your sauce put into crockpot on low for 3 hours to simmer. Serve over fresh pasta.