Recipe: Homemade Meat Sauce

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My homemade meat sauce is probably the most made meal in my house. It’s easy, my kids love it and there’s always leftovers for lunch or I can freeze half the batch. I tend to do a lot of freezer cooking in the Fall, for when the craziness of the holidays approach and I need a quick meal. When I discovered how easy it was to make homemade meat sauce, especially when you are using Hunts Diced Tomatoes, I stopped buying store bought sauce. This is a million times better and the longer you let it simmer on the stove, the tastier it gets. You can eat it by itself or on top of zoodles (zucchini noodles are our favorite) or spaghetti. If you have kiddos that won’t eat their veggies, feel free to sneak in some pureed veggies while it’s simmering on the stove. The best part? This is a one pot meal, woohoo for less cleanup! 


2lbs Ground Beef
1 Yellow Onion
2 Teaspoons Garlic Salt
2 Teaspoons Italian Spices
1 Teaspoon Oregano 
2 – 28oz Cans Hunts Petite Diced Tomatoes 

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Step 1: Head to Walmart and grab a couple cans of Hunts and the rest of your ingredients!


Step 2: Peel and chop the onion.

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Step 3: Add the onion to the meat and brown the meat. Add 1 teaspoon of garlic salt to the meat while it’s cooking.

Step 4: In a large pot, add the diced tomatoes, meat and onions. Add 1 teaspoon garlic salt, 2 teaspoons italian spices and 1 teaspoon oregano. Simmer over low heat for 30 – 60 minutes.

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Step 5: Add homemade meat sauce over spaghetti, zoodles or eat plain!

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 We can’t get enough of this easy meal, with some help from Hunts. I’d love to hear about your go to, easy meal ideas! 

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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