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Basic Meat Sauce

Low Carb Recipe

This recipe for Basic Meat Sauce makes a nice, big batch of basic sauce you can use in a varity of ways. Package in 2 or 3 cup freezer containers. Date, label, and freeze.

Basic Meat Sauce


5 pounds ground beef
7 medium-size onions, chopped
2 small carrots, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
2 to 3 tablespoons minced parsley
1 can (15-oz) no sugar tomato puree
1 can (8-oz) no sugar tomato sauce
1-1/2 cups chicken stock
Salt and black pepper to taste

Recipe Directions

In an 8-quart stock pan, saute chopped onions and carrots in olive oil until limp but not brown. Stir in minced parsley and let it go a bit. Transfer all to a big bowl and set aside.

Brown ground beef in the pot in 1-1/2 -pound batches, transferring to the bowl of vegetables. Add tomato puree, tomato sauce, and chicken stock to the pot and stir to loosen the good stuff stuck to the bottom.

Return everything to the pot and simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cool to room temperature, then package in 2 or 3-cup freezer containers. Date, label, and freeze.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes about 4-quarts; 7.8 grams of carbohydrate per 1/2-cup serving.