Today I’m excited to share two recipes with you! They’re both versatile meat sauce recipes that you can use over pasta, rice, and grain free alternatives. These recipes can also be served on toast, with avocado, on burger/hotdog buns, and even with romaine lettuce. The recipe below is the Allium Free version of the recipe. I’m opting to call this meat sauce because you can actually use several different ground meats to make this (notes below). Click here for the Allium & Meat Sauce Recipe (sister recipe)
Rather than create one recipe that served some, we opted to create two, to make sure even more people could be served well. I think this is a trend you’ll see over the coming year 🙂
A Thought on Flavor
People who are diagnosed with allergies outside the top 8/9/10/12/14 often come to us and ask HOW on earth can they make food taste good? We’ve heard so many stories of awful bland food. While this recipe is free from traditional flavoring agents, we opt to bring in different ones. Will it remind you of something you grew up? It won’t, especially if your parents/grandparents cooked with lots of alliums and other traditional ingredients.
However! This recipe will still leave you smiling and satisfied. You won’t feel deprived, and it certainly isn’t bland. That is at the heart of what we do around here. Finding ways to get around culinary rules to make sure you have safe AND delicious meals.
To make this recipe budget friendly, we opted to use homemade ground meat. We purchase quality pork from Costco and grind it with our KitchenAid attachment. For those of you who CAN have products made on shared equipment, the approximate cost is $21, with a minimum of 8 servings ($2.40 each). For those who cannot have ingredients made on shared equipment, the approximate cost is $27, with a minimum of 8 servings ($3.40 each). I’ll also add that our pricing is organic and non-GMO. Depending on your preferences, you may be able to get those numbers lower (remember, we have Kid Three).
This recipe is soooooo freezer friendly. Make up the whole batch (it’s pretty big), and once cool, transfer it to a large glass dish. We like the 2.5 quart bowls from Pyrex (blue lid). When you’re ready to use this, thaw it overnight in the fridge, and on the counter-top if necessary before cooking. If you opt for counter-top thawing be sure the food does not sit above 41 degrees.
Free From: Wheat/Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Tree Nut (including Coconut), Peanut, Fish, Shellfish, Top 8 Allergens, Sesame, Alliums, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Beans & Lentils, Buckwheat, Cane/Refined Sugar, Celery, Citrus, Corn, Cruciferous, Garlic, Legume, Lupin, Mustard, Oat, Onion, Pea & Pea Protein, Potato (Nightshade Variety), Poultry*, Red Meat*, Rice, Seeds, Squash & Gourd, Strawberry, Sweet Potato & Yam, Tapioca/Cassava/Yuca/Manioc, Yeast
Friendly To: Diabetic, EOE, Paleo
Compatible With: Berry Free, GAPs
*This recipe is flexible with which type of ground meat you use.