A new addition! – Denise’s Delightful Dishes

Denise’s Delightful Dishes is a sister to the Demo Garden Blog.  It focuses on using healthful ingredients for delicious dishes that will delight your family.  Once a week, I will be a guest on the Demo Garden Blog and plan to share recipes, kitchen tips, food preservation and hints on making wise food choices.  Here is just a sample of one of my posts.

Celebrating National Spaghetti Day

I am always looking for easy and satisfying dishes to serve to my family. One dish that is made almost once a week at our house is Spaghetti! I admit, years ago I used the sauce that came in a jar until I made this sauce for the first time. Since that day,I have not bought a jar of that spaghetti sauce stuff in over 15 years! I have made  this recipe  meatless, with ground meat, meatballs, and have used it for numerous casserole dishes as a marinara sauce. I love the fresh flavor and bits of tomato. Canned or frozen tomatoes from your garden would make this recipe even more delightful!  I am sure your family will love it too! I usually round out this meal with whole wheat spaghetti pasta, a fresh green salad and slices of whole wheat garlic toast.

Spaghetti Sauce

1 pound of ground beef

3-4 cloves of minced garlic

1 large onion diced

Brown these three ingredients together and then add the following.

1 teaspoon dried basil

3/4 teaspoon dried oregano

2 teaspoons sugar

1- 15 oz can of tomato sauce

1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes

1 4 oz can of tomato paste

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of pepper

Simmer 10-15 minutes or until sauce is hot and bubbly. Serve over whole wheat spaghetti or your favorite pasta shape.

Nutritional Information: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 182 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 559 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein. 

About denisegdias

Love to sew, quilt and spend time outside in my garden, and spend time with my family and pets

Posted on January 5, 2013, in Denise's Delightful Dishes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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