Classic Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ of recipe
Calories 548
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Sodium 661 mg
Total Carbohydrate 76 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 29 g

Servings and Times

Servings 2

Ingredients and Preparation

Ingredients Measures
Olive oil 2 teaspoons
Medium yellow onion, diced ½
Garlic clove, minced 1
Ground beef, 90% lean 1/3 pound
Whole tomatoes, no salt added 1 (14.5-ounce) can
Salt ½ teaspoon
Black pepper to taste
Dried basil ½ teaspoon
Spaghetti 6 ounces

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook until evenly browned.
  3. Add the tomatoes and salt. Crush the tomatoes with a fork. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for about 15 minutes. Season with the dried basil and pepper to taste. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  5. Serve meat sauce over spaghetti.
  • Exchanges

    4 starches; 2 medium fat meats; 2 vegetables; 1 fat

  • Side Suggestions: Veggie Salad

    Top sliced romaine lettuce with your favorite salad veggies and dressing.