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Healthy Meat Sauce

Healthy Meat Sauce

You will love this healthy meat sauce! It has the best flavour and is really easy to make. Perfect for meal prep this is a meal your whole family will love.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword healthy bolognese, healthy spaghetti sauce, homemade spaghetti sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 501 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (or other cooking oil of choice)
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 3 jars tomato sauce (total of ~2100 mL)
  • 1 can tomato paste (156 mL)
  • 1 can black olives (juice included)
  • 1 can green olives (juice included)
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning (more or less to taste)
  • 2 tbsp dried basil (more or less to taste)
  • 2 tsp sea salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 4 sweet bell peppers, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place a large pot on the stove on medium heat. Add the coconut oil and allow it to melt. Then add the ground beef and cook it for 5-10 minutes until browned, stirring frequently to break it apart.

  2. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, olives, spices and chopped bell peppers to the meat. Stir well until everything is combined.

  3. Turn down the heat, cover the pot with the lid and allow it to simmer for 50-60 minutes, until the vegetables are the consistency you like. Stir the sauce infrequently while simmering.

Recipe Notes

  1. Store this sauce in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 5 days. 
  2. Instead of ground beef feel free to use another ground meat such as ground turkey or ground pork.
  3. You can add other vegetables to this recipe such as carrots, peas or zucchini. 
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Meat Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 501 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 2348mg102%
Potassium 733mg21%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 2601IU52%
Vitamin C 81mg98%
Calcium 126mg13%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.