Aug. 7th, 2010

laurelin_kit: (DELICIOUS HAM - ack_attack)
Freezer Ragu

1 can crushed tomatoes ($1.19)
1 pound ground beef (approx $3)
3 carrots (89¢ for 1 bunch)
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced (50¢)
1 large onion (75¢)

Season beef with salt and pepper, brown in pot. Remove ground beef with slotted spoon, set aside. Cook onions and minced carrots in pan for around 10 minutes, or until the carrots are softening and the onions are beginning to brown. Add minced garlic, cook for a few minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant. Splash about 1/4 C water, chicken stock or cooking wine in the pan to deglaze any brown bits stuck to bottom. Add ground beef back to pan with any juices that accumulated on the plate. Add can of crushed tomatoes, simmer for 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and any other seasonings you wish. Let cool, divide into freezer bags and freeze.

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