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Mushroom Meat Sauce

I’ve been waiting for the day that I found a meat sauce recipe that Tyler really loves. His normal response when I ask him how the sauce is, “You should ask my mom for her recipe.” I get that some things are just never quite as good as your mom’s, I feel that way about some things too. Sometimes even with the recipe it still doesn’t taste like your mom made it.

I don’t give up on trying, though. I originally made this recipe a week or so ago and I canned 2 large jars of it. Some got eaten just like that and we also used it on zucchini noodles. It turned out so good! I’m sure if you’ve been following my Instagram you can see my newfound love for zucchini noodles.

So this time when I asked him what he thought of my tomato sauce, he didn’t answer right away. He actually went for seconds first and then told me it was really good! Yay!

Serves: 8-10


  • 1 tsp. avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1lb lean ground meat (chicken, turkey, or beef)
  • 1 package mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 5-10 fresh basil leaves, chopped



In a large pot, heat avocado oil, add the diced onions. Sautee the onions until they are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add meat and cook through. Once the meat is the cook, drain any fat in the pot, and then add mushrooms. Once mushrooms are cooked add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until desired thickness.

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