Farm Fresh Meat Sauce
Ingredients icon 17 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 8 Servings
Time icon 1 and 1/2 Hours


  • 2 lbs. Ground Beef, (90% lean)

  • 2 Tbps. olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 carrot, grated

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced then chopped

  • 1 cup zucchini, grated

  • 1 cup dry red wine

  • 1 cup beef stock

  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes

  • 1/3 cup tomato paste

  • 1 tsp. dried oregano

  • 1 tsp. dried parsley

  • 1 tsp. dried basil

  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt


  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over MEDIUM heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add carrots and garlic. Cook for another 4-5 minutes, breaking beef into small crumbles and stirring occasionally.

  2. Add remaining ingredients.

  3. Turn heat to LOW, cover and cook at a slow simmer, stirring occasionally for 45 minutes. Uncover, adjust salt and pepper and simmer another 10-15 minutes or until sauce thickens.


Serve on pasta, spaghetti squash, pizza and more!

Nutrition Information

Based on 90% lean Ground Beef

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 230; Total fat 8g (Sat. fat 4g; Trans fat 0g); Cholest. 70mg; Sodium 520mg; Total Carb. 10g; Fiber 3g; Total Sugars 7g; Protein 31g; Vit D (0% DV); Calcium (20% DV); Iron (15% DV); Potas. (14%DV)

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, zinc, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and selenium, and a good source phosphorus.


Share this Recipe