Sometimes we all need a quick and easy New Year’s Resolution recipe that is truly no hassle. Whether you want ideas for low-carb, paleo, Whole 30, gluten-free, keto or SCD, this recipe is for you. My easy paleo spaghetti sauce – quick and low carb recipe will fit all your needs for any of the above requests and more.
There are so many people that send me this request: “Please provide a basic no hassle recipe such as a high-protein spaghetti sauce option.” I soon realized that not everyone can cook some of the basics I take for granted so I’ve put together some really easy and basic recipes. They will be published over the coming year. This one is for all of you. I want everyone to get a chance to learn and while we are at it, we all should learn a bit about our choices of meats. This is a very important basic these days with all the crap they are feeding our cattle, earth and in our water systems.
As one of the first steps of any New Year’s Resolution, why not learn a bit about the chemicals in our meats and why they may be making you fat and unable to drop that fat weight?! Many of us are tired of just doing what we are told. For example, “eat grass-fed meat.” Then falling on your face come February. Sound familiar? Let’s discuss how and why red meat, cow’s meat, can make you fat. Yes, I am telling you that red meat can make you fat but maybe some red meat will not. Hmmmmm, do I have your interest now? There is a reason that CBS exposed the fact that chemicals in food can make you fat and that later NBC news revealed that there has been a fat epidemic linked to chemicals which are disrupting our hormones. I do mean disrupting our key hormones, ladies.
I will not go crazy on you and leave you feeling like crap or leave you feeling that the world is doomed, as it is NOT. People like Rachel and Ty (a 6th generation rancher) run a grass-fed and grass-finished ranch and they offer quite an array of red meat options. Their meat is different, but let Rachel tell you how and why. After 6 generations of ranching, there must be a reason this successful family is now dead-set on grass-fed versus grains. Let’s hear their story on becoming a grass fed rancher. As I said before, there is nothing like learning before you jump in.
Now let’s get back to this simple and easy recipe. You can serve this over herbed ghee with zoodles or one of my cauliflower recipes. Don’t forget my easy paleo desserts to finish it all off. Let me know what you think!
Paleo Spaghetti Sauce – Quick and Low Carb
- 2 pounds 5280 grass-fed ground beef or go to Overstock and find them there
- 1 white or sweet onion, chopped fine
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tablespoon each dried basil, marjoram and oregano
- 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
- 2 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper, plus more to taste
- 1 quart (32 ounces or 4 cups) of marinara or spaghetti sauce (or homemade marinara)
- Heat ghee and coconut oil in a skillet on medium heat.
- Measure out your herbs and spices so they are ready.
- Cut up tomatoes into small chunks and discard the stem (belly button).
- Add chopped onions to the skillet and cook until translucent.
- Remove onions from pan leaving the fats and set the onions aside.
- Add the ground beef and break up into chunks with a wooden spoon as you cook.
- Sauté until light pink.
- Add in the chopped tomatoes and cook down a bit.
- Add back in the onions.
- Add the seasonings, 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of pepper.
- Add in the homemade marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce or use one of these from top chefs.
- Let simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes or more, stirring occasionally.
- Do not let cook too long or too high or the liquid will reduce.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve alone, with a side dish or over herbed ghee with zoodles or one of my cauliflower recipes.
- Don’t forget to finish the meal with one of my easy paleo desserts.