Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Quick Meat Sauce

This week we're eating from the fridge/freezer/pantry due to lack of sales, time constraints, and an overabundance of food. So, tonight when I was craving a nice plate of spaghetti with meatballs I knew I didn't have the time to fix them. So, since we took Amy's idea and "loaded up the grill" on Sunday, I had lots of already prepared burgers left over. Hmmm... a burger on spaghetti wouldn't quite work, but a burger made into meatsauce? That would work!! I tossed an already BBQ'd burger into the food processor, added a little beef stock to moisten it up, and chopped. Tossed it into some homemade tomato sauce, and Voila...Spaghetti with meat sauce. It was delicious, and quick!! The taste from the grill was brought into the sauce for even more homemade flavor!
When in a time crunch, put on your thinking caps!

Linked to: Kitchen Tip Tuesday, Works for Me Wednesday


  1. Yes! I was thinking of chopping up my chunky beef w/sauce fiasco and making more of a meat sauce. Thanks for the encouragement.

    I say fiasco, but it wasn't that bad. Except for my daughter who doesn't like big chunks of meat. My son ate all the leftovers. I saw the container in the sink this morning and so I won't be chopping it up. But I will definitely think about the food processor in the future.

    I try to keep my thinking cap on all the time, and really I do quite well. But once in a while my cap gets blown away in the wind and I get stuck. But then that is why we are sharing our tips, right? It is to help each other out.

    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.


  2. Thank you. I shall definately remember this tip. Love it.

  3. I have added a chopped up burger to spaghetti sauce before, but I never thought to make it easier by chopping it in the fodd processor. Thanks!

  4. Great thinking and inspiring creativity!! :-)

  5. I always use chopped up hamburger in my spaghetti sauce. This is a GREAT!!! idea. THANKS!!!

  6. I wouldn't have thought of tossing an already cooked burger in the food processor. What a great idea!