Brown Rice Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

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This recipe is pure comfort food—it will give your grandmother’s spaghetti and meatballs a run for their money.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • ½ lb. hot Italian pork sausage (no sugar added), casings removed
  • 4 cans (8 oz.) tomato sauce (no sugar added)
  • 2 cans (6 oz.) tomato paste (no sugar added)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 lb. brown rice spaghetti
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a large stockpot, cook ground beef and Italian sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
  • Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 1 minute then reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer uncovered 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • In another large pot, bring water to a boil over high heat. Add brown rice spaghetti. Cook uncovered 6–8 minutes or until spaghetti reaches desired doneness. Drain pasta and add to serving bowl.
  • Pour sauce over spaghetti. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • ½ lb. hot Italian pork sausage (no sugar added), casings removed
  • 4 cans (8 oz.) tomato sauce (no sugar added)
  • 2 cans (6 oz.) tomato paste (no sugar added)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 lb. brown rice spaghetti
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a large stockpot, cook ground beef and Italian sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
  • Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 1 minute then reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer uncovered 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • In another large pot, bring water to a boil over high heat. Add brown rice spaghetti. Cook uncovered 6–8 minutes or until spaghetti reaches desired doneness. Drain pasta and add to serving bowl.
  • Pour sauce over spaghetti. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories580
Total Fat3g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol60mg
Sodium1740mg
Total Carbohydrate80g
Dietary Fiber9g
Sugars11g
Protein32g