“The Real Mom Review is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com."
A real mom of 4 reviewing various products & services with honesty & integrity. From natural beauty products to household items to groceries - the truth - so you can save dollars, time & sanity. No flames, no games, just a real mom reviewing.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Simple, Lower Carb, Organic, Gluten Free Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

If you've ever looked at the nutrition label on spaghetti sauce, you might have been surprised by the
sugar that's there.
I was.
It wasn't until I started my Low Carb journey
4 years ago that I began to see that
SUGAR is added to nearly everything.
Just take a look.
They put it in salad dressing, even!
So, I set out to make my own tomato-based sauce, because I am always drawn to Italian-type dishes, which often include tomato sauces.
Here's what I came up with, and am quite fond of.

Oh, and if you use gluten free spices, and organic versions of these items, this will be organic and gluten free, as well as lower carb (McCormick spices are supposedly gluten free, BTW).
Ha! Take that food manufacturers!
What you need:
1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup chopped/diced fresh onion
1 Tbsp organic minced garlic (or mince it yourself)
1 HALF can Muir Glen Organic Tomato Paste
1 can Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
1 can Muir Glen Organic Tomato Sauce
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Salt and Pepper (Himalayan or Sea Salt, preferred)
What you do:

Brown a pound of ground beef with chopped onion and minced garlic.
Drain the grease.
Add in the cans of diced tomatoes and tomato sauce,
 and a half can of Muir Glen tomato paste...
the seasonings, salt and pepper...mixing well.
Heat through on medium-low, allowing the flavors to saturate each other.
This makes a rich, thick sauce,
but you could add water if you like a thinner sauce.
You could also add chopped bell pepper, if that suits you.
Serve this tasty, healthful sauce over
Dreamfields Lower Carb Pasta,
spaghetti squash,
or Shirataki Noodles (my choice, below).