Vegetable Sauce for Meat Loaf

7
Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

I first had a sauce very similar to this many years ago while dining at a restaurant. I loved it so much that the next time I made meat loaf, I created this recipe to go with Meat Loaf & Mashed Potatoes.

I had forgotten about making this sauce till the other day when trying to think of something great to serve with the meat Loaf, & this recipe came to mind. I had never made this sauce for my husband in the 20 years that we have been together. He really loved it. Said the flavor & thickness was just right. I love it when I can make something that pleases my hubby & this sauce sure did.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Makes about 4 1/2 cups of sauce
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large
    green bell pepper,chopped
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1 large
    carrot, cubed or chopped
  • 1/2 stick
    butter
  • 3 clove
    garlic,minced or 2 tsp. garlic juice
  • 6 oz
    tomato paste
  • 14 1/2 oz
    canned diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 1/2 can(s)
    water, use diced tomato can
  • 2-3 tsp
    sugar, according to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped chive, optional

How to Make Vegetable Sauce for Meat Loaf

Step-by-Step

  1. Chop carrots, onions & bell peppers into small cube size pieces.
  2. I got about 2 1/2 cups all together. My neighbor also made this recipe and remarked that her kid who doesn't like vegetables, had 2 servings. He loved it.
  3. Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat. Add the chopped veggies and cook until crisp tender.
  4. Then add in undrained diced tomatoes, tomato paste spices and sugar. Stir until well blended. Add in the water & stir again.
  5. Simmer about 20 to 30 minutes until flavors blend together & veggies are tender. Stirring frequently to prevent sticking on bottom of sauce pan. SERVE OVER MEAT LOAF, MASHED POTATOES OR BOTH. Also great over other meats.

Printable Recipe Card

About Vegetable Sauce for Meat Loaf

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




Show 9 Comments & Reviews

17 Thanksgiving Vegetable Sides That You’re Thankful For Recipe

17 Thanksgiving Vegetable Sides That You’re Thankful For

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

What would Thanksgiving be without veggies? Basically just a turkey. No mashed potatoes, no green bean casserole, no brussels sprouts, no marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, no asparagus...the list goes on and...

22 Zucchini Recipes That'll Make You A Cooking Rock Star

22 Zucchini Recipes That'll Make You a Cooking Rock Star

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Make the most out your summer cooking with delicious zucchini recipes. They'll make you a cooking rock star.

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Easy, classic green bean casserole recipe you need for every holiday. Click here for the Cheesy Green Bean Casserole recipe!