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Old 09-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Pasta Sauce - score!

I was going to order some pasta sauce from Netrition, as regular runs pretty high in carbs, then today I found Hunts No Sugar Added Pasta sauce, in a can. Already spiced, really good, and 4 net carbs per half cup. 7 carbs if you don't do "net". Perfect for lazy nights! Way to go, Hunts!
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:02 PM   #2
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I find Hunts usually the lowest in carbs on there tomato products and you can always add your own seasoning and herbs.
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I can never find that, glad somebody can! I heard it's great...If you have a Trader Joes by you they have a Three Cheese sauce that has 4 carbs per 1/2 cup also. It's very good!
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That is really good! Another option: store brand pizza sauce (in a glass jar). Kroger and WalMart both have a store brand of pizza sauce that's flavorful and very low in carbs. It's also really cheap!

Thanks for sharing your find!
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:59 AM   #5
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I can never find that, glad somebody can! I heard it's great...If you have a Trader Joes by you they have a Three Cheese sauce that has 4 carbs per 1/2 cup also. It's very good!
I use this TJ sauce and I find it really tasty.
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Ohhhhh! Headed to Trader Joes on Friday, will keep an eye out for that sauce.
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So jealous! Nothing like that where I live.
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I too have had the pasta sauce with meatballs and asiago cheese; Its pretty flavorful and very low in carbs. Makes a quick, yet tasteful dinner or lunch.
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Classico Spicy Red Pepper spaghetti sauce also has low carbs, 6 net carbs per half cup.

This post got me thinking: Does anyone have a good low carb meatball recipe? Preferably beef or turkey. Thanks!

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Old 09-27-2013, 03:17 PM   #10
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I think that the guy who manages that store, where I got this, may be on lowcarb too. There, they have 6 different kinds of jam with no sugar, 8 kinds of Russell Stover sugar free candy, peanut butter with no sugar, sugar free almond butter, a whole bunch of things from Bob's Red Mill Co, low carb tortillas, low carb pita bread - it's like low carb heaven!
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I make meatballs the same way I make meat loaf.

1 lb ground beef
2 well-beaten eggs
I piece of low carb bread, toasted and crunched into semi-crumbs
2 tbs of Worcester sauce
1 tbs mustard
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 clove of garlic, crushed

Mix all and form into meatballs, or put into loaf pan. If making meat loaf, top with 2 to 3 spoonfuls of low carb ketchup, if desired. Bake at 350 until no longer pink in the middle, usually 40 minutes to meatloaf. The meatballs microwave very well, just remember to turn them halfway through.

Carb count depends on how much is in your bread.



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Classico Spicy Red Pepper spaghetti sauce also has low carbs, 6 net carbs per half cup.

This post got me thinking: Does anyone have a good low carb meatball recipe? Preferably beef or turkey. Thanks!
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:05 AM   #12
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Classico Spicy Red Pepper spaghetti sauce also has low carbs, 6 net carbs per half cup.

This post got me thinking: Does anyone have a good low carb meatball recipe? Preferably beef or turkey. Thanks!
Per pound of ground meat, use an egg and a little less than a 1/2 cup of parmesan. 1 tsp each salt and pepper, oregano, garlic powder a tbl of onion flakes (dry minced onion). Mix in a couple tbl of beef broth (this makes them more tender).

For golf ball sized beef meatballs, bake at 375 about 12-15 min and finish by simmering in pasta sauce for 20-30 min.
Or bake at 400 for 20 min and they're ready to eat without simmering in the sauce. Or you can brown them on all sides in an oiled skillet, then turn the heat down to low, rolling them around occasionally, for about 5- 8 min after they are browned and then add them to the sauce to simmer.

Turkey or chicken meatballs will take a little less time to cook, and bigger meatballs will obviously take longer. I've never been successful making bigger meatballs unless I simmer them in sauce, but smaller ones turn out ok with no simmering.

One last thing, 1 egg is almost too much per pound of meat, so if you double the recipe to use 2 lb of meat, still only use one egg.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:03 AM   #13
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Per pound of ground meat, use an egg and a little less than a 1/2 cup of parmesan. 1 tsp each salt and pepper, oregano, garlic powder a tbl of onion flakes (dry minced onion). Mix in a couple tbl of beef broth (this makes them more tender).

For golf ball sized beef meatballs, bake at 375 about 12-15 min and finish by simmering in pasta sauce for 20-30 min.
Or bake at 400 for 20 min and they're ready to eat without simmering in the sauce. Or you can brown them on all sides in an oiled skillet, then turn the heat down to low, rolling them around occasionally, for about 5- 8 min after they are browned and then add them to the sauce to simmer.

Turkey or chicken meatballs will take a little less time to cook, and bigger meatballs will obviously take longer. I've never been successful making bigger meatballs unless I simmer them in sauce, but smaller ones turn out ok with no simmering.

One last thing, 1 egg is almost too much per pound of meat, so if you double the recipe to use 2 lb of meat, still only use one egg.
Thank you so much! This sounds delicious (and almost as important, easy)!
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They have it at netrition.com.

Hunt's Premium Pasta Sauce, No Added Sugar
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:14 PM   #15
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Per pound of ground meat, use an egg and a little less than a 1/2 cup of parmesan. 1 tsp each salt and pepper, oregano, garlic powder a tbl of onion flakes (dry minced onion). Mix in a couple tbl of beef broth (this makes them more tender).
emel, can you use the cheapie parmesan cheese in the green can or do you need the more expensive in the bags?
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:30 PM   #16
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I make my own.
Olive oil, garlic and San Marzano tomatoes, basil and oregano, salt and pepper. Mix with a hand held blender. You can sauté spareribs, chicken or add low carb meatballs to this. Delicious! and you know that the carbs come from just the tomatoes.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:51 AM   #17
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That is really good! Another option: store brand pizza sauce (in a glass jar). Kroger and WalMart both have a store brand of pizza sauce that's flavorful and very low in carbs. It's also really cheap!

Thanks for sharing your find!
YEP - I use the Walmart pizza one. And, the Don Pom Pepino's - love this one! I like pizza sauce better.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:08 PM   #18
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I use Rao's Homade marinara. It has four total carbs per one half cup. I don't know about fiber- I don't pay attention bc I count total carbs, but Rao,s is the lowest carb one I've seen that doesn't taste like watered down katsup. It really tastes better than other sauces, too. A close second is Mario bartalis at six total carbs per half cup. And Mario has the best counts for Alfredo and pizza sauce, too.
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I buy some canned tomatoes (I prefer muir glen fire roasted, but diced, crushed, stewed, sauce will work just fine - just blend to desired texture). In a small saucepan, I combine EVOO, tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, basil, and oregano. That's for super lazy nights. If feeling more bold, I'll sautee garlic and onions in the EVOO before adding the sauce and spices.

Best way to have sugar free sauce is to make your own!
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