Hidden Veggie Meat Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 small carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Process carrots, onion, celery, red pepper, jalapeno pepper and garlic in a food processor using the S blade. Scrape down the sides and process again until there are no large pieces remaining.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large, deep skillet or dutch oven. Add the pureed veggies and saute a few minutes on medium heat. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add ground beef. Mix with the veggies and break into small chunks with a wooden spoon as it browns.
  4. Add tomato paste, chili powder and sugar. Mix well.
  5. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe by Cooking With Tantrums at https://cookingwithtantrums.com/2017/08/hidden-veggie-meat-sauce/