Friday, March 18, 2011

Eating Healthy is "Green" Too: One Veggie Recipe Equals Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce

This recipe is Part 2 of the Eating Healthy is "Green" Too: One Veggie Recipe Equals Four Meat Dishes (Part I) series.  This is a recipe for spaghetti with a meat sauce that is full of veggies without anyone even knowing that the veggies are there. :)

1 jar of the Lauren Daniels "No Worries" Veggie Base
1 box of Thin Spaghetti Noodles (cooked, please follow the instructions on the box)
1 package of Publix Green Wise Italian turket sausage (or your favorite sausage or ground beef)
1 jar of Newman's Own Sockarooni Sauce (or your favorite spaghetti sauce)
1 organic Onion (cropped)
1 organic Bell Pepper (cropped)
2 tbs of Olive Oil
Italian Seasoning (optional)
Black pepper (optional)

1. Squeeze the sausage out of the casing into a bowl. 

2. Pour 1/2 of the  "No Worries" Veggie Base over the sausage. 

3. Using your hands, mix the sausage and the  "No Worries" Veggie Base together.

Note: You are done mixing when you no longer see the  "No Worries" Veggie Base
and it is completely incorporated with the sausage.  The objective is to add as much of the  "No Worries" Veggie Base into the mixture without the sausage becoming completely watery so you can add more.  The meat should basically still have its normal consistency.

4. Put the sausage and  "No Worries" Veggie Base mixture aside.

5. Turn the stove on medium heat and put the olive oil in a 12" iron skillet. 

6. Once the oil is hot, put the onions and bell pepper in the skillet and sauté.

7. Put the sausage and  "No Worries" Veggie Base mixture into the skillet.

Note: The objective is to have crumbles of sausage so you must let the sausage cook for two minute then stir/chop with a fork for a minute.  Do this until the sausage is brown and it is done.  NOTICE that you can not tell that the veggies are in there!!!  No one will ever know.  ;)

8. (Optional) Drain the remaining liquid from the sausage.

9. Pour the spaghettil sauce into the skillet with the sausage.  Mix well.

10. Let the meat sauce heat up.

You are ready to serve your meat sauce with your cooked spaghetti noodles.

Tell me what you think.  I will post pics of this recipe next time I make spaghetti.



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