3 carrot sticks, peeled and grated ($.30)
1/2 red onion, finely chopped ($.35)
2 celery stalks, chopped ($.10)
4 slices bacon ($.80) From the freezer
2 garlic cloves, crushed ($.10)
1.25 lb. ground beef ($1.98) On sale for $1.59/lb this week
2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes ($.48) $.24 each after sale, promotion and coupon
2 6 oz cans tomato paste ($.38) $.19 each after $1 coupon
1 Tbsp Italian seasonings ($.10)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. whole wheat spaghetti noodles ($.50)
1 box frozen spinach ($.25) After sale and $1 coupon
Peel and grate carrots, chop red onion and celery.
In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook the bacon. Then set aside on paper towels and crush/chop.
In the same saucepan, saute all the veggies with the crushed garlic for 5 minutes. Add the ground beef and brown.
Once browned, add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste and about 3 tomato paste cans worth of water. Stir in the bacon and the Italian seasonings. Let simmer for about 15 minutes. (Cover if you simmer longer.) Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook noodles and spinach as directed on package.
Serve Chunky Bolognese Sauce over noodles with side of spinach.