Homemade Spaghetti Meat Sauce (Phases 1-4)
1 pound 90% lean ground beef or ground turkey
8 large tomatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
2 Tablespoons minced garlic or 2 cloves, crushed and chopped Or Garlic Powder(start with 1 tablespoon and add what you like for taste)
2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
¼ tsp Red pepper flakes
½ cup water
(optional) chopped Mushrooms
Brown turkey or lean ground beef, add garlic powder while cooking meat for more flavorful sauce, drain off any fat, add all vegetables and water, except tomatoes. Cook on low with lid until vegetables are cooked through.
In a magic bullet or blender, puree 6 of the tomatoes, add the Italian seasoning, garlic, red pepper flakes, and give it another little whirl. You need to boil this for about 20 minutes and skim off the water and froth. Pour into cooked ground turkey or ground beef mixture, turn on low heat. Chop remaining 2 tomatoes however small or large you like your chunks in sauce, add to mixture and simmer on low for 20-30 minutes. Makes 4-6 cups of sauce. Can freeze leftovers for later use.