Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Zucchini & Ground Beef Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Aug 8, 2012

Zucchini & Ground Beef Spaghetti Sauce Recipe



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The inspiration for this recipe came from a cookbook that my amazing Aunt Linnea gave to me. It is the Southern Living Annual Recipes from 1983. This cookbook is packed full of amazing recipes and I have a huge list of stuff I want to make from it! Everyone who has a zucchini plant, has tons of extra zucchini they don't know what to do with. This recipe is the perfect way to use some of it up. I love the flavors from the veggies in this sauce and my daughter loved it so much, she ate it 3 days in a row!! This is a great recipe if you are feeding a crowd, or you could always freeze the additional sauce for another meal. I used a one pound box of pasta and then made additional pasta for the leftovers. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!!

Zucchini Spaghetti Sauce (print recipe)

What you need:
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups zucchini, diced into bite sized pieces
2- 15 ounce cans tomato sauce
1- 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced (white or baby bellas)
1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, minced
or 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
salt and pepper if desired

Directions:
In a large skillet, brown ground beef, onion, green pepper, garlic, salt and pepper over medium high heat until ground beef is cooked through. Reduce heat to medium low and add remaining ingredients. Simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until zucchini is cooked through. Serve over your favorite pasta!

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This recipe was shared at:
Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday at DJ's Sugar Shack
Cast Party Wednesday at Lady Behind the Curtain
Totally Tasty Tuesdays at Mandy's Recipe Box
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training
Makin You Crave Monday at Mrs Happy Homemaker
Mealtime Monday at Couponing and Cooking
Recipe of the Week at Family Fresh Meals
Church Supper at Everyday Mom's Meals
Foodie Friends Friday at A Lil Country Sugar
Weekend Potluck at The Better Baker
My entry into Five Little Chefs Fantastic Thursday sponsored by Appliances Online
Tasty Thursday at Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
Creative Thursday at Michelle's Tasty Creations
Thursdays Treasures at Recipes For My Boys
Tasty Thursdays at Mandatory Mooch
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage



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24 comments:

  1. Have got to try this sauce!

    Cheers ... visiting from Mandatory Mooch!

    Tito Eric of Panglao Island
    http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/08/ginataang-puso-ng-saging.html

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  2. Yum! Zucchini is always a great addition to pasta!

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  3. I love adding zucchini to my spaghetti! Thanks for linking up at Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to come back on Sunday to vote.

    Robyn

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  4. Oh, goodie, you are now following Carole's Chatter. Thank you very much. Have a great week.

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  5. Congrats on winning! Thanks for joining Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!
    Lois @wifeofthecolonel.blogspot.com

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  6. This pasta dish sounds great! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  7. This sounds awesome, I'm always loving new pasta recipes! This is my first Foodie Friends Friday!! Glad to have stopped by!

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  8. This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  9. This looks so yummy!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  10. Great sauce! Love all the vegetables!

    Stopping by from Whatcha' Whipped Up Wednesday (I posted a Watermelon and Cucumber Smoothie - #48)

    Pinned.

    Amber @ The Cook's Sister

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  11. Zucchini is the best! I've used it in meat recipes before (like meatloaf and pulled bbq chicken) - you can't even taste it, it's such a sneaky way to get a good veggie into food.


    Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday

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  12. What a great way to use all the fresh zucchini so abundant this time of year! I love to sneak all kinds of stuff into my spaghetti sauce - and no one even questions it! :) Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week! I hope to see you again Tuesday! :)

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