Mommy’s Meat Sauce

It’s another Tuesday, and that means another cheap but delicious meal. This time I made Mommy’s meat sauce. It’s cheap, easy and VERSATILE.  You can add your own pureed veggies (broccoli, green beans, spinach, carrots, peas) and meat (ground beef, chicken, sausage, pork). Isn’t that great?

pureed broccoli and green beans mixed into a sauce the kids won’t even notice all the veggies…moms have to be sneaky

see…you don’t see the sauce, but the smell and taste is out of this world.
Can you see the steam rising off the sauce? What a hearty and healthy meal this will be.

He ate it all and asked for more! How great is that?


1 jar of sauce didn’t have a great sale 😦 $2.50
1/4 cup of frozen broccoli and green beans $0.50
ground beef already divided package into thirds $1.17
box of store brand ziti $1.00

1. Puree 1/4 cup frozen veggies and add to pre-seasoned sauce
2. Season and cook ground beef until cooked half way though (still slightly pink)
3. Add to sauce and simmer until meat is fully cooked and sauce has delicious flavor
4. At the same time cook pasta
5. Serve meat sauce over pasta…

5 servings, COST PER SERVING $1.04


6 responses to “Mommy’s Meat Sauce

  1. Aha! The old “sneak-the-pureed- veggies-in-the-pasta-sauce” trick! Love it!! I often do that with zucchini because it’s colourless (well the inside anyways) mushy, and mostly tasteless. You are totally making me hungry with that photo. Yum!

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