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Lentil Spaghetti Sauce

Lentil Spaghetti Sauce

37 Ratings
37 Ratings
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Makes: 6 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Enjoy this hearty spaghetti sauce over your favorite pasta for a quick, easy, and delicious dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef, 90% lean
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 1/2 cups lentils (cooked, drained)
  • 28 ounces spaghetti sauce, low-sodium (1 jar, can use 28-32 ounces)

Directions

1. In a large sauce pan brown meat. Drain.

2. Add onion and garlic to drained meat. Cook until onions are soft but not brown.

3. Add cooked lentils and spaghetti sauce and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook gently for 15 minutes.

4. Serve sauce over hot cooked spaghetti noodles.

Notes

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Source: Montana State University Extension Service, Montana Extension Nutrition Education Program
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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup sauce, 1/6 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 251
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Sodium 85 mg
Carbohydrates 23 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 9 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 21 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 60 mg
Iron 4 mg
Potassium 846 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 251
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.2 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 50 mg
Carbohydrates 23 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 9 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 21 g
Minerals
Calcium 60 mg
Potassium 846 mg
Sodium 85 mg
Copper 288 mcg
Iron 4 mg
Magnesium 57 mg
Phosphorus 263 mg
Selenium 15 mcg
Zinc 5 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 44 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.6 mg
Vitamin B12 1.7 mcg
Vitamin C 5 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 3 mg
Vitamin K 20 mcg
Folate 113 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 9 mg
Choline 82 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1 cups
Protein Foods 3 ounces

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