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Arrabbiata Meat Sauce (Paleo, Whole30)

Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
A healthy recipe mixing arrabbiata flavors into a hearty meat sauce. 

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • medium yellow onion, , minced
  • cloves  garlic, , minced
  • 2.5  tsp  red pepper flakes/ crushed red pepper, , divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, , diced
  • 2 lbs  ground beef
  • 2 tsp  salt, , divdied
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • 5 Tbs tomato paste
  • 1 28 ounce can of crushed plum tomatoes
  • 1 cup strained tomatoes
  • 2 tsp  oregano, , divided
  • 2 tsp  basil, , divided
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  • In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and sauté the onion and garlic in it until translucent for 4 minutes. Mix often. Add 2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes to the onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Reduce the stove heat to medium. Then add the red bell pepper and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef to the pan and break it up into pieces until browned. Add 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of pepper to the meat, along with 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil, ½ tsp rosemary, ½ tsp thyme, and ½ tsp red pepper flakes. Add the tomato paste and mix it into the meat.
  • Lower the stovetop heat to low-medium. Add the strained and diced tomatoes, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil, ¼ cup water, 1 tsp salt, and 1 bay leaf. Mix and then let everything cook and simmer for 30 minutes.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: meat sauce