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Start with a basic meat sauce and serve four different ways for easy homemade meals from scratch.


  • 1 pound of ground meat, lamb, beef, turkey, or your choice of meat
  • (or 2 cups of lentils and 5 cups of water, cooked until softened,)
  • 2 med onions, diced
  • 2 med garlic cloves minced.
  • 1 tablespoons coconut oil for frying
  • 1 quart of tomato sauce or 1 small can of tomato paste + 2 cups of H20
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander (optional),
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne,


Tacos from scratch (double or triple the recipe, if you like to have some to freeze)

Brown together meat, onions, garlic and spices.

If using lentils, cook lentils till soft in water.  Separately, fry onions in coconut oil and proof spices with the onions.  Add to lentils along with crushed garlic after lentils are softened, rinsed, and drained.  Add 1 quart of tomato sauce, preferably homemade, or 1 can of tomato paste plus 2 cups of water.

Simmer all ingredients together for 20 minutes until flavours are melded and sauce is reduced by 1 half.

To serve

Tacos: Serve on Gluten-free coconut tacos, flour tortillas, or corn tortillas.

Spanish Rice: Or serve over rice

Spaghetti with spicy meat sauce: Or serve over pasta

Serve in side dishes:  tomato wedges, guacamole dip, lettuce from the garden, homemade plain yogurt or sour cream, fresh tomato salsa, grated cheese.

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