Spaghetti with Mushroomy Meat Sauce

{This post was created as part of the #MushroomMakeover 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge in which I am a financially compensated blogger ambassador for the Mushroom Council. The opinions are my own, and based on my own experiences.}

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Week 3 of the Mushroom Makeover in the books! This week was another rough one. I had a wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday, which completely threw me off my game. I continue to practice good portion control, which is helping a LOT. So much of my issue is just simply overeating. Knowing when to stop is crucial for me. What are your biggest hurdles to eating healthier?

One of my favorite things this week was this breakfast quesadilla. I’m a huge breakfast taco fan, but I’d never thought to make one quesadilla style before. It was incredible!

Next was this great Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff. I lightened it up a bit by using light sour cream, and going heavy on the mushrooms. It kept that beefy flavor from the steak, but I saved quite a few calories by subbing in the mushrooms. SO delicious!

Next up in the Mushroom Makeover this week was my Mushroomy Meat Sauce! I blended in the mushrooms with the ground beef while I was cooking it, saving a ton of calories without skimping on any of the flavor. I LOVE mushrooms in my meat sauce!

Last up, and what we had for dinner tonight, was this cheesy mushroomy broccoli noodles. I was a little surprised that the WHOLE family liked this one! It was really simple too. I’m going to remake this and photograph it in the next couple of weeks and share the recipe here.

Clearly I was on a bit of a pasta kick this week.

I’ve been loving the encouragement and motivation via the wonderful Corinne Dobbas, who is the registered dietician for our Mushroom Makeover 30 day challenge. Mark Segedie has been the fitness coach, and put together such a fantastic workout plan for all of us to follow. I’m still working on working on that part of it. Make sure you check out (AD) before you go too! They have great recipes and ideas there for incorporating more fresh mushrooms into your diet.

Spaghetti with Meaty Mushroom Sauce
  • 3 cups diced crimini mushrooms
  • 2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup cabernet sauvignon
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 28oz can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon beef Better Than Bouillon
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  1. Place the ground beef, onions, and mushrooms in a large non-stick saute pan. Season with salt, pepper, and dried herbs. Cook over medium-high heat until the beef is fully cooked. Drain excess fat.
  2. Add olive oil to pan along with the garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add the wine, stir, and cook for 2-3 minutes until most of the excess liquid has cooked off. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, and better than bouillon, and sugar. Stir to mix everything in well.
  3. Let simmer over low heat for 1-2 hours.

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{This post was created as part of the #MushroomMakeover 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge in which I am a financially compensated blogger ambassador for the Mushroom Council. The opinions are my own, and based on my own experiences.}


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