Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Crockpot Meat Sauce Remix

I had another "Throw a bunch of stuff into the crockpot and see what happens" night last night. I knew it was going to be delicious, or an epic failure. To my surprise it was fantastic and HEALTHY! I call it Meat Sauce Remix!

1 pound lean ground beef
1 5.3 oz cup of Dannon Oikos greek yogurt-plain
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped green peppers
1/4 cup kidney beans
1/4 garbanzo beans
1/4 cup chopped red peppers
1/2 italian cup green beans
1 sliced carrot
chopped up broccoli
(You could take the lazy route and use a fiesta blend of frozen veggies to save time).
1/2 jar spaghetti sauce

Place the ground beef at the bottom of your crock pot. If your ground beef isn't extra lean I would recommend browning it and draining the grease before placing it in the crockpot.

Top the beef with the entire cup of greek yogurt and pour your veggies on top.

Cook on LOW for 5 hours.
Pour the spaghetti sauce into the mix and stir. Cook on LOW for 1 more hour.

Serve over rice or noodles. I served mine over whole grain noodles.

Sorry for the awful picture. I remembered to take a pic half way through dinner.
If you have any leftovers you can put it on a hamburger bun for a super-healthy sloppy joe.
*If you have a bigger family or want more leftovers just double the recipe*

This meal was a hit with my family and I felt good knowing that I was giving them something really nutritious.

Let me know if you try this and what you served it over!

Happy cooking!

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  1. Darn id try it but my husband hates beans :(

  2. Yummy!This looks so great! I love crock pot meals. Perfect for any busy mom. :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. yummmmm. i love a good crock pot recipe!

  4. What a great way to turn a meat sauce into a healthy meal.

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

  5. I love my crock pot too. Nice recipe.
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