I am just going to come out and say it… this is some thick ass sauce right here y’all! This zesty spaghetti sauce recipe with Ancient Harvest pasta is nowhere near being skimpy and naked. We got it all going on over here with grass-fed ground beef, ground Italian sausage, three colors of bell peppers, oodles of minced garlic, half an onion, and a whole lot of basil and oregano! How does that sound? Keep reading to find out how I made this set-it-and-forget-it sauce. I will also talk about the Ancient Harvest gluten-free pasta that I used with this zesty spaghetti sauce recipe. I tried them out for Tried It Out Tuesday!
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This zesty spaghetti sauce recipe does require a little bit of prep but it is essential. You can’t just toss raw ground meat products into your slow-cooker and expect good results. You gotta brown that meat. You are also going to want to saute your onions and garlic until they achieve a translucent appearance and become aromatic and fragrant. I also take the time to soften up the three peppers.
Also, for Tried It Out Tuesday I tried out a new-to-me gluten-free pasta from Ancient Harvest. The pasta is a corn & quinoa. I cooked this pasta according to package directions and it did turn out to be a little too al-dente. With gluten-free pastas, they often tend to be on the mushy side but I felt as though these noodles were a little chewy. They were good but I don’t know if I would purchase this spaghetti again. You can use whatever pasta your heart desires with this sauce recipe though. The sauce is most definitely freaking awesome, I can attest to that!
Ancient Harvest Recipe – Zesty Spaghetti sauce with peppers, ground beef, and Italian sausage
This recipe is enough to serve a family of 4-5
Zesty Spaghetti Sauce Recipe With Ancient Harvest. Tri-Color Pepper, Ground Beef, and Italian Sausage (Slow-Cooker)
If you are looking for a zesty spaghetti sauce recipe I have got you covered with this pasta sauce recipe made with three colors of peppers, a whole bunch of garlic, ground beef, and ground Italian sausage!
- 1 pound Ground Beef I love grass-fed beef
- 1/2 pound` Ground Italian Sausage
- 1/2 Green bell pepper diced
- 1/2 Red bell pepper diced
- 1/2 Yellow bell pepper diced
- 1/2 White onion diced
- 1/4 cup Minced garlic
- 28 ounce Can of Italian crushed tomatoes I love Muir Glen
- 1/2 can Tomato paste I love Muir Glen
- 2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup Italian seasoning
- Garlic salt To taste
- Black pepper To taste
- Red pepper flakes To taste and optional
- Parmesan cheese optional
- Mozzarella cheese optional
Wash all produce you are using. Warm two tablespoons olive oil in large pan.
Add in the diced white onion and minced garlic. Saute until fragrant and translucent. I use a medium heat setting.
Add in the ground beef and ground Italian sausage. Brown the meat.
Season this all with the Italian seasonings. Stir well.
Add in the diced peppers. Still well.
Cook on a medium-high setting until peppers are soft.
Drain the grease from the pan and add in everything to the slow-cooker.
Add crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. Mix until well incorporated.
Slowly add in some garlic salt and pepper to taste (to your liking, go slow, you can always add more if needed)
Set slow-cooker to low for 4-5 hours. You can add in red pepper flakes if you would like, optional.
Serve with Ancient Harvest gluten-free spaghetti or the pasta of your choice. Top with parmesan or mozzarella cheese (optional)
Eat and enjoy!
Ingredients used that can be found on Amazon:
- 1/4 cup minced garlic
- 28 oz can of Muir Glen Crushed Tomatoes With Basil
- 1/2 can of Muir Glen tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
- 1/4 cup of Italian seasonings
- garlic salt to taste
- ground black peppercorns to taste
- optional: red pepper flakes
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Final thoughts on the Zesty Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
This zesty spaghetti sauce recipe turned out so out-of-this-world yummy and if you do follow through with this recipe I hope that your family enjoys it as much as mine did. The Ancient Harvest Corn & Quinoa was decent but I think I could have cooked my noodles just a bit longer. As far as the taste goes of the pasta, it was wonderful as a gluten-free pasta. I would definitely try it again.
Does this zesty spaghetti sauce sound like a sauce that your family would love to eat? Be sure to let me know in a comment here if you decide to make it!
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