Hello and welcome back to my blog. Today, I am making homemade spaghetti sauce to go with my spaghetti tonight. I realized that I was all out, so I harvested some tomatoes from my garden for this meal. If you have not seen that video, click this link here.
As you will see below, I pretty much added all of my favorite ingredients that I like in spaghetti, plus some of the normal ingredients that go in traditional spaghetti sauce. I had to check a few recipes online to make sure I was headed in the right direction with my recipe.
While I was making this sauce, it just never achieved that tart tomato sauce taste I like, so I looked at the tomato paste ingredients list and noticed that they used citric acid. I learned something new. Citric acid is actually used in a lot of food as a flavor enhancer and preservative. This is something to keep in mind if you ever have the same experience as I did.
What is glucomannan powder? Well, it comes from the konjac root. It is becoming very popular because it is used to slow down insulin spike and to aid in weightloss. This is also a healthier option to thicken food as opposed to cornstarch. I use this all the time to thicken sauces or gravy. I especially like using this in pasta dishes.
- 3 lbs. Fresh Tomatoes
- 1 tsp. Sea Salt
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tbsp. Naturally Spriggs' Garlic & Herb Seasoning
- 1 tsp. Nutritional Yeast
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 4 tbsp. Bacon Fat
- 2 tbsp. Tomato Paste
- 2 lbs. Grass Fed-Grass Finished Ground Beef
- 1 box Dreamfields Elbow Pasta
- 1/2 tsp. Glucomannan Powder
- (Optional) 1 cup Beef, Chicken, or Veggie Broth
- Clean and slice the fresh tomatoes
- Put the prepped tomatoes in a large pot over medium heat, cook it down, and then puree it down with your stick blender or immersion blender.
- If you do not have one, carefully transfer your cooked tomatoes to your blender. Your tomatoes will be hot, so please be careful. After you puree it, carefully transfer it back to your pot and continue to cook on low.
- Added 2 tbsp. over your bacon fat, all of your salt, garlic & herb seasoning, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato paste.
- Once the sauce has cooked on low for a few minutes, add your pasta and allow to cook until al dente.
- Add the remaining bacon fat to a separate pan
- Add the ground beef and cook until mostly done
- Since I am using grass-fed grass-finished ground beef, I keep the beef fat. If you prefer to drain yours, simply use a paper towel to sop up some of the fat.
- Add your spaghetti sauce to your cooked ground beef
- Here is when I add the Glucomannan powder as a thickener to slow down the sugar spike.
- If your pasta was not cooked enough for you like mine, feel free to add up to a cup to your pot and simmer for an additional few minutes.
- Add an additional dash of salt to taste if needed to your meal
- Enjoy 😊