Make It Simple Meat Sauce

Pasta with meat sauce is always a family favorite—loaded with protein, iron, healthy carbohydrates, fiber, and vitamin C—all in one meal. Add a crunchy Bibb lettuce salad, with a low-fat dressing, and itʼs perfect!

Serves: 6Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. minced peeled garlic
  • 1 1⁄2 lbs. ground sirloin
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 4 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar


  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat olive oil and sauté garlic and onion until soft. Add ground sirloin and cook through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Mix remaining ingredients together in the large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer for at least 1 hour.