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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Meaty Spaghetti Sauce w/ Spinach, Garlic & Basil

I find it's important to keep tweaking recipes around, even some of the most basic meals, so we get a nice variety in our diet, and keep food fun and interesting.  I've posted a spaghetti sauce packed with veggies previously, but I find throwing a bit of meat and then veggies in to cook before adding a jar of our favorite spaghetti sauce takes dinner from the 'quick and easy' to 'wow', without really adding much work on my part.  It tastes great, so you feel like you're having a rich, filling dinner, and not a 'quick and easy' one, which is the best part!  Enjoy!

Fresh GF fusilli pasta with the sauce on top, plus some fresh sliced basil and grated parmesan.

Meaty Spaghetti Sauce w/ Spinach, Garlic & Basil
Serves 4-6

Heat in large, low-sided saucepan over medium heat:
1-2 Tbsp olive oil

Cook until meat is cooked through:
1 red onion, chopped
3/4 - 1 lb. ground beef (lean or extra-lean)

Push the meat/onion to the sides of the pan, and cook in the middle for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant:
1-2 Tbsp garlic, minced

Mix in, until spinach is wilted:
1 bag baby spinach, sliced

Fold in:
1/4 - 1/3 cup fresh basil, sliced/chopped

Add 1 jar Classico Pesto Spaghetti Sauce (or your favorite sauce - I like Classico b/c almost all of their sauces do not add sugar)

Let simmer 20-30 minutes, while you prepare your pasta.
Mmmm...  Ready to serve.

Serve over gluten-free pasta (I used Catelli 4-grain GF fusilli pasta here, which I've found tastes great!) with grated parmesan and fresh basil.  Enjoy!

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