Caveman Cuisine: MIxed Veggie Naghetti and Meat Sauce

Naghetti (pronounced 'naw-gety') - Any food(s) used as a substitute for traditional wheat/grain based pasta.  Typically a preparation of low-starch vegetable(s) that can deliver sauce from fork to mouth.

Example- Tonight I am having naghetti with meat sauce.


1 bag organic frozen mixed vegetables
1 jar organic low-sugar tomato sauce or plain crushed tomatoes seasoned with herbs, sea salt, and pepper.
1.5 lbs ground beef
2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 onion (diced)
2 tbsp lard, butter or coconut oil


Over medium heat, melt oil in a large saute pan.  Add onions and garlic, sauteeing for 2-3 minutes.  Add ground beef and stir, breaking up the meat and cooking it evenly.  Add sauce, turning heat to low and allowing the mixture to simmer.

While the sauce cooks, add a small quantity of water to another saute pan (~1/4 cup).  Bring the heat to medium-high and when the water starts to boil, add frozen vegetables.  Cover with a lid and allow vegetables to steam for ~5-10 minutes or completely defrosted and the vegetables are heated through.  Drain off any excess water.

Plate 1/3 of the vegetables and top with meat sauce.  Top with fresh grated Parmesan or Romano cheese if desired.

Yield: 3 nalicious servings

Bonus Bites! This recipe also goes great with spaghetti squash!  To find out more about spaghetti squash, check out this post.

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Tony is the host of the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast, author of "Paleo Grilling: A Modern Caveman's Guide to Cooking with Fire", and Cofounder of Powerful PT, an innovative information resource for Fitness Professionals. He has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio broadcasts and regularly hosts healthy cooking workshops and informational lectures. He is also a full-time Personal Trainer and Wellness Consultant who lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Jamie.
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  1. I don't know why this is so revolutionary to me, but I am so going to add this to my list of work-night dinners. Fab. Thank you!