A good spaghetti sauce is sort of a way to prove you have cooking skills. There are so many combinations of flavours and aromas, that no recipe is really the same. In fact, it is so easy to personalize that everyone claims to have THE best recipe… This makes spaghetti sauce one of the most appreciated dish in Quebec.
But no matter how you usually make it, get ready to taste the REAL best spaghetti sauce! Plus, its nutritious and flavourful since we use legumes.
Butter or olive oil
Garlic cloves, finely chopped
Extra-lean ground beef
Italian spice mix (oregano, savory, thyme, black pepper, celery seeds, paprika, red chili pepper flakes, etc.)
Red bell pepper, diced
Yellow bell pepper, diced
Salt and pepper
In a large pot, melt the butter (you can also use olive oil).
Add the onions and garlic. Brown them slightly.
Add the extra-lean ground beef, turkey, and lentils. Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently and making sure to break up the meat.
Incorporate the remaining ingredients.
Cook over low heat and let simmer uncovered for 2 hours and 30 minutes or more. Stir frequently.
You can boost the nutritional values of your spaghetti sauce many ways! For example, you could add tofu cubes, veggie ground round, veal liver, grated broccoli florets, lentils, or any other legume! What about you? What are the secret ingredients of your spaghetti sauce?
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