We had this for dinner last night! I wanted to make a lasagna in a crockpot instead of the oven and I didn’t want to use zucchini or spaghetti squash… sooo I thought fresh SPINACH!!! Perfect!! And it worked very well! Husband said “hmmmm hmmm”!
I did cook the meat first and made the sauce before putting into the crockpot! (Further down is a note on how to just take out frozen meat sauce for this crockpot meal)
Brown the ground beef in a skillet with a little garlic and onions (if you want). Next make the sauce. Here is a link to my spaghetti sauce. I used the recipe but a little different. I added 3 small cans of tomato paste to the browned meat. I added about 4 cups of water, salt, dried basil, garlic powder, and about 4 drops of liquid stevia to the mix.
****Quick Step for frozen spaghetti meat sauce****
Take frozen spaghetti meat sauce out of freezer. Allow to thaw. Then just assemble the layers as directed.
I served this with a low carb bread recipe (on page 265 of Trim Healthy Mama called Bread in a Mug) that I tripled, added 3 tbsp. of butter instead and added 1 tsp garlic. I baked it in the oven for 22 minutes at 350 degrees. Came out perfectly! I forgot to spray the pan so it came out like cornbread but I got no complaints!
This meal is an S if you follow Trim Healthy Mama! Enjoy!