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Beef and Tofu Spaghetti Sauce

  Onions 2 Large, chopped to 2 cups
  Sweet green pepper 1 , halved, seeded and chopped
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), finely chopped
  Safflower oil/Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Lean ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Canned italian tomatoes 35 Ounce, chopped (With Their Liquid, 1 Can)
  Canned tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Grated carrot 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Basil leaf 2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Oregano leaf 1 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground hot red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Boiling water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Dry red wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Firm tofu 8 Ounce, cut into small cubes

1. Saute the onion, pepper and garlic in the oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low heat until the onions are soft, about 8 minutes.
2. Raise the heat to high. Add the beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Cook until the beef loses its red color, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their liquid, the tomato paste, carrot, basil, oregano, salt, red pepper, boiling water and wine. Bring the sauce to boiling. Lower the heat and cook gently, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 30 minutes. Stir in the tofu.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 396 Calories from Fat 84

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g14.9%

Saturated Fat 2.5 g12.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 32.5 mg10.8%

Sodium 669.9 mg27.9%

Total Carbohydrates 51 g16.9%

Dietary Fiber 10.2 g40.9%

Sugars 13.8 g

Protein 26 g51.2%

Vitamin A 72.4% Vitamin C 143.9%

Calcium 26.8% Iron 39.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Beef And Tofu Spaghetti Sauce Recipe