Thursday, May 5, 2011

I'm going to do something big

I'm going to give you my sketti recipe. And here's why: I have joined Weight Watchers and I want to share this great recipe because I'm really excited that something I made already is only 5 points and gives you two or three servings of fruits/veggies per serving of sauce!

Points Value: 5
Servings: 20 1-ladle spoonfuls
Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 1.5 hr
Level of Difficulty: Easy

10 clove(s) garlic clove(s) (medium)
2 tsp olive oil
28 oz canned crushed tomatoes
1 cup(s) canned diced tomatoes
3 pound(s) cooked ground beef, 10% fat
2 shallots
1 1/2 cup(s) Carrots
1 1/2 cup(s) vidalia onion(s)
2 cup(s) celery
2 medium green (or yellow or red) pepper(s)
12 oz canned diced tomatoes
1 cup(s) red wine
fresh or dried italian herbs like basil, sage, oregano, red pepper flakes, rosemary, parsley, thyme


Sweat veggies until soft. Add crushed and diced tomatos to veggies. Add half a cup of wine and let simmer for 30 minutes to an hour. In another pan, add a tablespoon of olive oil and saute shallots, add the ground beef, brown, drain, add to the sauce. Add herbs. Let simmer for half an hour or more.