Ziti With Sweet Meat Sauce Recipe

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Preparation Time35 MinCooking Time1 Hr 15 Min
Ready In1 Hr 50 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main Ingredient


 Poultry seasoning2 Tablespoon, divided (Poultry Magic)
 Ground turkey1 Pound
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Margarine2 Tablespoon
 Chopped onion1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Chopped green bell pepper1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Canned crushed tomatoes2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Tomato puree1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Diced carrots3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Chicken stock/Water1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), divided
 Granulated sugar1 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Dark brown sugar1 Tablespoon (Optional)
 Ziti pasta12 Ounce, cooked and drained

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 752 Calories from Fat 246

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.3%

Saturated Fat 5.3 g26.5%

Trans Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 92.3 mg

Sodium 706.6 mg29.4%

Total Carbohydrates 98 g32.5%

Dietary Fiber 13.8 g55%

Sugars 21.5 g

Protein 39 g77.5%

Vitamin A 115.6% Vitamin C 83.7%

Calcium 16.6% Iron 48.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a bowl, combine 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Poultry Magic with turkey.
2) Work with your hand to combine the ingredients. Place it aside.

3) Use a 3 1/2-quart saucepan to heat oil and margarine over medium-high heat for 1 minute or until margarine has melted and starts to sizzle.
4) Add turkey to cook, stirring occasionally to separate chunks, until turkey is no longer pink, about 6 minutes.
5) Sauté onion and bell pepper to cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.
6) Add remaining 1 teaspoon Poultry Magic, tomatoes, tomato puree, carrots, 1/2 cup stock, granulated sugar and salt; mix well. (If you like a sweeter sauce, add the brown sugar.)
7) Cook the mixture by occasional stirring for 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.
8) Reduce heat to low; cover with a lid to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
9) Pour in remaining 1 cup stock and cover with a lid.
10) Simmer an additional 20 minutes or until sauce has thickened and the color has changed from bright red to dark red, by occasional stirring.
11) Remove from heat.

12) Serve the hot pasta by spreading the sauce on top.