Add this easy make-ahead Italian-spiced sauce to a variety of pasta recipes when you need a quick weeknight meal.

Source: Family Circle
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Crumble ground beef into a large nonstick pot. Cook over medium-high heat for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour off accumulated liquid.

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  • Add oil, onions, carrots and garlic. Cook for 7 minutes, stirring. Add wine; cook 1 minute.

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  • Add tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer, partially covered, for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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  • Divide 12 cups of sauce among 3 containers. Cool to room temperature, then cover and freeze for up to 2 months. Use remaining 4 cups for Baked Ziti recipe (on www.familycircle.com).

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; 9 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 587 mg sodium. 16 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 27 g protein;

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