Easy Semi-Homemade Paleo Meat Sauce
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ large yellow onion, diced
  • 6 + cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef, bison, or turkey
  • 1 24 ounce jar tomato sauce
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes (I like the ones with Italian spice or basil) or ~2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp + fresh chopped or dried herbs of your choice
  1. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium to medium-high heat til shimmering.
  2. Add onion and sauté for about 5 minutes, then add garlic. Don't let the garlic burn, so keep an eye on the heat. Sauté it all together about 7-10 minutes til translucent.
  3. Add ground beef to onion mixture and break up thoroughly so it browns evenly, about 7 minutes. Season with a bit of sea salt and pepper.
  4. Add jar of tomato sauce and stir.
  5. Add diced tomatoes. Stir.
  6. Bring to a simmer.
  7. Add herbs, a splash of red wine and/or balsamic vinegar, and/or splash tamari.
  8. Let simmer gently for about an hour until very thick. Stir occasionally and taste to correct seasonings.
  9. Serve over pasta alternative of your choice. Top with freshly chopped basil and/or parmesan.
Recipe by Mary Vance, NC at https://www.maryvancenc.com/the-easiest-and-tastiest-meat-sauce-paleo-whole-30/