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 Based 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).
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 🙂
This recipe is soooooo freezer friendly (like the sister recipe). 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.
The Sister Recipe Is Budget Friendly But This One Isn’t?
That’s correct. With some of the ingredients in this variation of the recipe, we didn’t feel it still qualified as budget friendly. I will say, it’s only a couple of dollars more than the Allium Free recipe, but it was those couple extra dollars that pushed us over the limit.
However, in defense of this recipe, The Papa and I are always wondering about how budget friendly our meals are. Here’s the reality: these are organic, top 8 allergy free recipes, made with clean ingredients, and a lot of free-from (equipment wise) ingredients. All of those cost more. You’d be hard pressed to walk into a restaurant and have something of equal value served. IF you found a place, you’d easily pay $11 per person, if not more. Considering this whole recipe is under $30 with 8 servings, $30 is a LOT less than $90.
Free From: Wheat/Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Tree Nut (including Coconut), Peanut, Fish, Shellfish, Top 8 Allergens, Sesame, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Beans & Lentils, Berries, Buckwheat, Cane/Refined Sugar, Celery, Citrus, Cruciferous, Lupin, Mushroom, Mustard, Oat, Potato (Nightshade Variety), Poultry*, Red Meat*, Rice, Seeds, Squash & Gourd, Strawberry, Sweet Potato & Yam, Yeast
Friendly To: Diabetic, EOE
*This recipe is flexible with which type of ground meat you use.
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