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Healthy Marinara Meat Sauce
Source: Indian Health Services

Marinara sauce made with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, green peppers and traditional seasonings.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 10 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225.4
Total Carbs 23.7 g
Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
Sugars 11.7 g
Total Fat 8.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.6 g
Unsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Potassium 1132.4 mg
Protein 14.0 g
Sodium 67.0 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 Fat , 4 1/2 Vegetables , 1 1/2 Meat
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2 tbsp  vegetable oil
0 3/4 cup  fresh chopped onion
0 1/4 tsp  garlic powder
0 3/4 cup  chopped green bell peppers
30 oz  whole canned unsalted tomatoes
30 oz  no-salt tomato sauce
2 each  bay leaves
1 tsp  dried basil
0 1/4 tsp  black pepper
0 1/4 tsp  ground thyme
1 lb  lean ground beef (10% fat)
  1. Heat oil in sauce pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic powder, and green pepper to oil. Cover and heat 2 minutes, stirring occassionally.
  2. Mash tomatoes into small pieces and stir into tomato sauce.
  3. Add spices and tomato mixture to sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer.
  4. Brown beef or turkey in skillet. Place in a colander or strainer.
  5. Bring a tea kettle full or 3 quart sauce pan of water to a rapid boil. Place colander over a large bowl and pour boiling water over the meat to remove excess grease.
  6. Add meat to tomato sauce mixture and continue to simmer another 20 minutes on medium heat.
  7. Remove bay leaves and serve over pasta or rice.

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