No Tomato Pasta Sauce

Cheryl Ross

By
@RecipeGuru329

After a year, I finally decided I wanted Italian-style meatloaf for Sunday dinner this past week (not the one with the gravy over it), and I pulled the ingredients out & put them on the table. While the recipe doesn't call for the water to be drained & reserved, I figured it'd come in handy, so that's my own little tweek! I also added a pinch of sugar + a "dash'n'splash" of hot sauce & Sweet Chili sauce & gradually added about 1/3 cup of the juices to the blender as I pureed the veggies..AWESOME!!! (Credit goes to Vegan Girl @ allrecipes.com for the original recipe!)


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Ingredients

SAUCE

2 can(s)
sliced carrots, drain & reserve
1 can(s)
sliced beets, drain & reserve
1 Tbsp
olive oil
4 clove
garlic, crushed/minced
1
onion, diced
1
bay leaf
2 Tbsp
italian seasoning
1/4 c
red wine vinegar

MEATLOAF

1 lb
ground beef or ground turkey
1 small
onion, diced
1
bell pepper, diced
1/4 c
italian bread crumbs
1-2
egg, beaten

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Drain the carrots & beets & put both liquids into a jar or large capacity measuring cup.
2
Place carrots & beets, one can at a time, into a blender & blend until smooth.
3
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook & stir garlic & onions until onions are translucent.
4
Stir in pureed carrots & beets, then add the bay leaf, Italian seasoning, & red wine vinegar.Cover & cook until the sauce begins to boil.
5
Remove lid & reduce heat to low. Simmer for up to 4 hours, or at least 30 minutes. Serve hot over pasta or meatloaf (my recipe follows).
6
MEATLOAF
7
Combine ground meat with chopped onions, bell pepper, & crushed garlic. Mix well.
8
Add 1 egg & mix (I use my hands) until well blended. If it seems a little dry, add the 2nd egg.
9
Add bread crumbs & mix well.
10
Add about 1/4 cup of the No Tomato Pasta Sauce & mix well. If needed, add more, but if it's too wet, it'll fall apart.
11
Shape into a loaf & bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. Add more of the sauce to the top of the loaf & bake an additional 15-20 minutes.
12
Remove from the oven & let it cool (very tempting, I know, but the "rest" allows for an easier cut, IMHO).
13
Enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Other Sauces
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy