Quick Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Who wants sauce from a jar? This simple sauce is easy to create and spices can be adjusted for your family's tastes. Serve over hot pasta and complete the meal with a mixed greens salad and garlic bread.
8 ounces ground pork
4 ounces Italian pork sausage
1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced (1 clove)
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (10.75-ounce) can tomato purée
1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup dry red wine (or water)
Cooked spaghetti pasta
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling
- Combine pork, sausage, sweet peppers, onion, and garlic in a heavy, large covered saucepan; cook until pork and sausage are brown, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon. Drain off fat.
- Stir in tomatoes, tomato purée, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until desired consistency.
- Stir in wine or water.
- Serve over hot cooked spaghetti with grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled atop, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 383 calories; Protein: 21 grams; Fat: 13 grams; Sodium: 1464 milligrams; Cholesterol: 49 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 5 grams; Carbohydrates: 42 grams; Fiber: 8 grams.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.