Sweet Spaghetti Mix

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on July 6, 2016.
Recipe compliments of Nalo Farms.

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Ingredients:

Sweet Spaghetti Mix

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage (mild or hot)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 (3-ounce) package fresh herb mix (Italian parsley, basil, oregano, thyme; available at farmers markets), stripped from stems
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 12 ounces water
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) tray fresh white mushrooms

Directions:

In a large pot, brown ground beef and sausage; drain fat. Add onions, garlic, celery, green peppers, and herbs. Cook until celery and onions are tender. Add tomato pastes, tomato sauce and water, brown sugar and mushrooms. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add salt and pepper to taste. Makes 6 servings.

Tip: When purchasing fresh herbs from the farmers market or picking from your garden, the best way to store them is to: 1) trim the bottoms of the stems; 2) make sure the leaves are dry; 3) partially fill a glass with water and place the herbs (stem ends) into the water; 4) cover loosely with a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (based on 6 servings (approx 1 cup each):
230 calories, 6 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 30 mg cholesterol, 450 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 15 g protein

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