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Best Smooth & Creamy Spaghetti Sauce

If you’ve got a Sensory Child, you know what a challenge it is to get those veggies in. I’m talking DAILY struggle! Tonight I’ve whipped up a double-batch of the most amazing homemade spaghetti sauce. This is straight from my Mom, who is incidentally a wonderful cook – she knows her tomato sauce! Our entire family enjoys this recipe and the best part is – it’s absolutely LOADED with veggies! Shhhh! Mom’s secret! The secret is blitzing the whole sauce at the end to make it one, creamy marinara-like texture. Add this sauce to smooth, fully-cooked noodles with a similar consistency and you’ve got happy Sensory kids. For Adults who like a little texture, reserve half of this beautiful, chunky sauce before blitzing the rest. Win-win! Since this is a double-batch, freeze half for another evening. One texture, one pot, 2 meals, 30 minutes! Haven’t met a kid yet that turned this one down!;)

 

Instructions:

Brown beef until thoroughly cooked with olive oil, garlic, onion and spices. Add remaining raw veggies until tender (approximately 20-25 minutes), Add canned veggies, sauces with sugar, salt and pepper. Adjust seasoning at the end to your liking. Blitz in a food processor, blender or immersion blender until smooth and creamy. Serve over well-done spaghetti noodles. Serves 4-6 people x 2 nights (double-batch).

 

Best Smooth & Creamy Spaghetti Sauce Ever!

3.5-4 lbs. Lean Ground Beef

2-4 tbsp. olive oil

2 medium yellow onions, diced

4 cloves garlic or few pinches of dried garlic powder

4 large carrots, small diced

4 large sticks celery, diced

4 bell peppers, mixed colors (whatever you have on hand is fine), diced

1 lb. diced mushrooms, fresh or 2 cans mushrooms, pieces & stems

*optional extras: handful, diced zucchini and/or eggplant

1/4 tsp. Red Pepper flakes

2 big tsp. dried oregano

2 big tbsp. dried basil

2 – 720mL cans pureed tomatoes

1 can tomato paste

3-4 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

5-10 dashes Tobasco Sauce

*optional Pinch sugar (cuts acid in tomatoes)

Salt and pepper to taste

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