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    Bek's Spiced up Spaghetti Sauce

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    45 mins

    Gatorbek's Note:

    This does NOT qualify as made from scratch - but each time I've tried to do that, my family revolts and says "We like yours better!" I've been asked for the recipe many times, too, so what the heck - here it is on Zaar in all it's glory. Don't get me wrong, this takes a lot more time than opening a jar, and it makes enough to feed an army. It does freeze very well, though. The best part is, you can use any or all of the veggies and really pack a nutritional punch. I've even added finely diced carrots and it still turned out great. I will say that, imho, the HOT italian sausage really makes the sauce. I *suppose* you can use sweet, if you really need too...

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    Serves: 10-12


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    1. 1
      Remove casings from sausage links and slice. In a large stockpot over medium high heat, brown the sausage. Drain off grease if desired; I usually don't.
    2. 2
      Reduce heat to medium. Add onion, green pepper, garlic, pesto, eggplant, zucchini, and mushrooms. Simmer for an additional 10 -15 minutes - it doesn't have to be done, just softened. The eggplant will start to get mushy - it will eventually become the thickening agent for the sauce, so don't worry if it starts looking weird!
    3. 3
      Add the wine, tomatoes, and spaghetti sauce. Stir until all ingredients are blended. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for another 20 - 30 minutes to really blend in the flavors.
    4. 4
      Serve over your favorite pasta and garnish with parmesan cheese, or do whatever you usually do with spaghetti sauce!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 31, 2008


      This was wonderful and still pretty easy. I love that it has so many veggies in it since my 5 year old never eats more than 5 bites of anything! Thanks for a great recipe full of nutrition without having to puree a bunch of veggies before hand (as I used to do to sneak in the veggies). *UPDATE* Just took the leftover batch I put in the freezer out and heated it up, even more yummy! Thanks again!

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    • on March 31, 2008


      YUM!! What a fantastic sauce recipe here. It makes a TON, which would work well for OAMC...just freeze the unused sauce and save for a quick dinner another time! My family rated this a 4 (they wanted my sauce - just like your but I give it a very solid 5 star rating. I lovedddddddd the hot sausage flavor and the added veggies. The eggplant really does work as a thickening agent. Great family recipe, Gatorbek. Thank you. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Bek's Spiced up Spaghetti Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (360 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 388.5
    Calories from Fat 162
    Total Fat 18.0 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 25.8 mg
    Sodium 1890.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    Sugars 26.1 g
    Protein 15.9 g

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