When I met my husband, he had a recipe folder that he used on a regular basis to make recipes from. One of the recipes that he made frequently for us was called Doro’s Spaghetti Sauce. Doro is my husband’s uncle’s wife. Doro and her husband live in Germany. Doro and my mother-in-law exchanged some recipes and this was one of them. The recipe was delicious!!! However, it had whipping cream which we can’t use in my recipes anymore as my son has a dairy sensitivity (and gluten sensitivity). I stopped making this spaghetti sauce a few years ago when my son was diagnosed with dairy sensitivity (read more about it here), but I always regretted not being able to make it.

My regret ended one lucky day last week when it dawned on me that I have been doing all of this ingredient swapping for many of my recipes to accommodate my son’s dietary changes, but I never did the same with Doro’s recipe.

So I swapped whipping cream with coconut milk, decreased the amount of salt and curry, used crushed tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes and tomato paste, doubled all the ingredients, and thus made a great meal for the four of us. We enjoyed this delicious spaghetti sauce at supper two days in a row.

The kids went bananas over this meal! One dinner we ate this delicious spaghetti sauce with cooked gluten-free spaghetti and the next evening we ate it with zucchini pasta. Delicious both ways!

Thank you, Doro!

This delicious spaghetti sauce is rich in:

  • Healthy fats from the coconut oil and coconut milk
  • Many minerals (manganese, copper, potassium, phosphorus), vitamins (biotin, B6, C, B1, folate), and fiber from onion
  • Protein, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, minerals (selenium, phosphorus, zinc, iron), and vitamins (B12, niacin, B6, riboflavin) from bison
  • Vitamins (A, B3, B6, C, E, K, biotin, folate), minerals (copper, potassium, manganese, phosphorus), and fiber from tomatoes
  • Trace minerals from sea salt
  • Manganese, vitamin K, copper, and fiber from black pepper
  • Vitamins K, A, and C, manganese, copper from basil
  • Turmeric (anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer compound) from curry powder
Tasty Tuesday: Delicious Spaghetti Sauce
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Serves: 4
Delicious Spaghetti Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb ground bison (*)
  • 400 ml crushed (pureed) tomatoes
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • sea salt - to taste
  • black pepper - to taste
  • ¼ tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  1. Sauté onion in coconut oil over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion becomes translucent (approximately 15 minutes).
  2. Mix in the ground meat and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until no more pink is visible.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients (crushed tomatoes, coconut milk, sea salt, black pepper, dried basil, curry powder), bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  4. Taste the sauce and add more salt and/or curry powder if you consider that it needs more. I tried to make the sauce mild so that my children eat it. And boy they did!
  5. Serve over boiled pasta or zucchini pasta.
*Any ground meat works.

You can double the recipe (like I did) and keep some of the sauce in the freezer. It freezes well for 1 month.

Now hurry out, buy all the ingredients, and make it tonight. You will be happy you did!


Do your children like to eat spaghetti sauce?



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