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Comfort of Meat Sauce

There is something to be said about a really good meat sauce. I have found that it is all about the building of flavors to really make something truly of quality. I just love that the flavors in the sauce build over the week and this can easily be used as traditional meat sauce, added to a baked pasta dish smothered in cheese, or as a version of a sloppy joe. Every now and then, I crave the popping flavors of a spicy meat sauce and I love that this is a dish that is easy to freeze and pull out as needed. Check out the recipe below!


1 lb. ground turkey 

14.5 oz diced tomato

14.5 oz tomato sauce

1.5 cups diced onion

2 tbsp minced garlic

1 cup diced bell pepper

3 bay leaves

1 tbsp dried rosemary

1 tbsp dried oregano

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp cayenne

1 cup chicken stock

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel and dice an onion and add it to a large pot. Add ground turkey and brown over medium heat. 
  2. Mince garlic dice bell pepper and add to pot.
  3. Once meat is browned, add diced tomatoes and a herbs and other seasonings. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes and then add tomato sauce and chicken stock.
  4. Add bay leaves and reduce heat to medium low. Let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Add with pasta and enjoy.