Barb's Spaghetti Sauce w/Meat (Low Carb Lasagna too!)

Barb's Spaghetti Sauce w/Meat (Low Carb Lasagna too!)

4 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

If you use Splenda instead of sugar, this is pretty low carb. You don't need to use it just on spaghetti--it makes very good lasagna and all sorts of Italian dishes. Freezes well too!


1 pound Ground beef
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 medium Onions; chopped
5 cloves garlic; minced
1 medium red bell pepper
1/4 cup Oregano
1 28-oz can diced tomatoes
1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
2 15-oz cans tomato sauce
1 6-oz can tomato paste
6 Tbs sugar or Splenda
1 Tbs Salt
1 teaspoon Black pepper
1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
2 cubes beef or chicken bouillon

Original recipe makes 0 Servings



Brown the meat with the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and oregano. If it is very lean, you might need to add a bit of oil. Add everything else and mix well. Heat to boiling, stirring often; then simmer for 30 minutes, stirring ocaasionally. Freezes well.


Spray a 13x9 lasagna dish with Pam.

Spoon a very thick layer of sauce, using as much of the meat as possible, into the pan.

Make the cheese filling with:

15 oz ricotta

8 oz shredded mozzarella

1/2 c grated Parmesan

1 egg

1/2 tsp garlic

1 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp black pepper

Then layer that on top of the meat sauce layer.

Then make the top layer with

8 oz shredded mozzarella, and more Parmesan if you want it.

Bake 50 minutes at 350, and let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Made this way, 1/12 of the lasagna has about 400 calories and 8 g net carbs


Servings: 24

Yield: 12 cups

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good stuff, thanks for sharing, CCheryl

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Great spicy pasta dish that is easy to make. I add more cayenne pepper and sausage.
Kentlee 3y ago

very good it deserved a photo,CCheryl
CCheryl 5y ago

I love this spaghetti sauce recipe - easy to do and impressing friends well. I tend to make a large batch and keep it on hand throughout the week for more spaghetti. Varying the cayenne pepper and black pepper amounts can make this a spicy spaghetti sauce recipe that is really great!
Kentlee 6y ago

Servings: 24 Yield: 12 cups [I posted this recipe.]
bkprice13 8y ago

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