Tomatoless Meat  Pasta Sauce Recipe

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tomatoless meat pasta sauce

William Algeri


Since a kidney friendly diet doesn't have tomatoes in it, this tomatoless recipe for pasta or pizza sauce tastes like the real thing.

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6 or more


1 Hr


45 Min




2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
2 c
carrots, peeled and diced
2 c
beets, peeled and diced
1 c
yellow onion, peeled and diced
1 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
5 clove
garlic, minced
3 slice
bacon, chopped
1/4 tsp
black pepper
3/4 c
dry red wine
1 c
chicken broth, low-fat, low salt
2 sprig(s)
bay leaves
1 Tbsp
fresh or dried basil, chopped
11/2 tsp
dried oregano
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
1 lb
ground beef, pork, or veal if you want a meat sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

Melt butter and olice oil in sauce pan over medium heat. Saute the onions and garlic for 3-4 minutes. Add bacon and cook for another 2-3 minutes u til the onions are translucent.
Add carrots, beets, and celery and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook u til vegetables have softened slighty, about 5-6 minutes.
Pour in the wine and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes
Carefully pour the sauce I to a blender and blend on low for 15 seconds, then increase the speed to high and continue to blend untl you have a smooth sauce.
Return the sauce to the pan. Add the bay leaves, basil, oregano, thyme , and vinegar. Bring to a simmer, then crumble the meat with your hands and add it to the sauce. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes, until the meat is fully cooked.
*The thickness of the sauce will depent on what the fat content of the meat is. If it is too thick, add more stock towards the end of the cooking process

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Low Sodium
Other Tag: Quick & Easy