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    Hide Those Veggies Mom Sauce

    Hide Those Veggies Mom Sauce. Photo by Papa D 1946-2012

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    55 mins

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    45 mins

    Chef1MOM-Connie's Note:

    It is garden time and I like to use what I can from the garden to make up a winter storage of good foods. Everyone grows an abundance even if they have 1 plant!, so if your neighbors are not sneaking onto your porch in the dead of night to leave these morsels, then go steal away with some from their garden. Your neighbors will be glad to share, I know I am. Zucchini’s are so easy to grow but they multiply quickly! One way to get my kids to eat their spinach and veggies was to hide it in the sauce. Anyway I could! For the Dining on a Dollar Contest, ZUCCHINI was the main ingredient and I have taken to using this as a filler in many items to make it healthier. Rich in vitamins and potassium it is a great source for your little athletes and LOW in calories. I used chunks of zucchini about 1 in x 2 inches but if you really want to hide the zukes, shred them and they melt into the sauce. I like a chunky version myself.I hope you enjoy this easy to make and cost efficient recipe.

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    1. 1
      Brown beef with onion, cumin, and garlic, drain, and set aside.
    2. 2
      In a large kettle mix together onions, garlic,(hamburger if using) and all other ingredients, bring to a rolling boil, stirring frequently then turn to simmer for at least 30 minute.
    3. 3
      The longer it simmers the richer the flavors.
    4. 4
      Use over pasta and sprinkle parsley and shredded cheese over top.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 28, 2013


      Aussie Swap# 76: Delicious Connie!! I am always trying to find ways to sneak veggies in foods for Rose since she doesn't give foods a fair chance! This was PERFECT!!

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    • on August 15, 2011


      We really enjoyed this sauce except for the carrots. I just couldn't get them to soften even after 2 hours of simmering. I made it exactly as written but added a bay leaf and a little more italian seasoning. I froze some for later. Good luck in the contest.

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    • on August 15, 2011


      Made as written with a couple of minor adjustment, I used a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes and a 16 oz jar of mild tomato salsa, also only used 1/2 tsp cumin and did add both optional items. The only other adjustment I would make next time is to add a can of tomato sauce or puree. I let this simmer for 5 hours and I must say my kitchen sure did smell good all afternoon. The result was a delicious sauce with great flavor and a wonderful variety of good for you ingredients. Made for Dining on a Dollar Contest~ Summer 2011.

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    Nutritional Facts for Hide Those Veggies Mom Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (548 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 329.5
    Calories from Fat 126
    Total Fat 14.1 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 76.2 mg
    Sodium 627.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.2 g
    Sugars 14.9 g
    Protein 29.1 g

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    italian seasoning

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