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Got Some Leftover Pasta Sauce Lying Around? Use It Up One Of These 6 Ways

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6 Ways to Reuse Leftover Pasta Sauce

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Chili

Servings: 12

INGREDIENTS

1 pound ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 cups tomato sauce

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

2 teaspoons paprika

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

1 16-ounce can kidney beans

1 12-ounce can black beans

Sour cream, for serving

Cheddar cheese, for serving

PREPARATION

1. In a heavy bottom pot, brown the ground beef with the onions, pepper, and garlic on medium heat.

2. Add the sauce and spices and bring to a simmer.

3. Add the beans and simmer, covered, for 30 to 45 minutes.

4. Serve warm with sour cream and cheddar cheese.

5. Enjoy

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Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Makes 12 ounces

INGREDIENTS

1 cup tomato sauce

1 tablespoon chopped basil

¾ cup olive oil

½ cup red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

PREPARATION

1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium-size bowl and whisk to combine.

2. Spoon over salad, or keep covered in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

3. Enjoy!

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BBQ Pulled Pork

Servings: 8-10

INGREDIENTS

1 pork shoulder, about 3 pounds

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

2 teaspoons paprika

1 tablespoon salt

3 cups tomato sauce

1 cup light brown sugar

¾ cup vinegar, such as apple cider vinegar

PREPARATION

1. Put all of your ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours, until fork-tender.

2. Shred with two forks and combine with the sauce on the bottom of the pot.

3. Enjoy!

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Minestrone Soup

Servings: 12

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

2 teaspoons salt

1 cup green beans, diced

3 cups tomato sauce

5 cups water

1 16-ounce can kidney beans

1 pound macaroni

Parmesan, for serving

Basil, for serving.

PREPARATION

1. In a heavy bottom pot, combine the olive oil, onion, celery, and carrots over medium heat. Cook until the carrots soften and the onions become slightly translucent.

2. Add the garlic and salt, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

3. Add the green beans, sauce, and water, and bring to a boil.

4. Add the beans and macaroni and cook for about 9-10 minutes until the macaroni is al dente.

5. Serve warm with Parmesan and basil.

6. Enjoy!

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Penne Alla Vodka

Servings: 10-12

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 ounces vodka (optional)

3 cups tomato sauce

1 cup heavy cream

1 pound cooked penne

Parmesan, for serving

Parsley, for serving

PREPARATION

1. In a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil and onion, and cook until the onion is slightly translucent.

2. Add the garlic and vodka, and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

3. Add the tomato sauce and heavy cream, and bring to a boil.

4. Add the cooked penne and stir until the sauce evenly coats the pasta.

5. Serve warm with Parmesan and parsley.

6. Enjoy!

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Bloody Mary

Servings: 8

INGREDIENTS

2 cups tomato sauce

2 cups water

½ cup lime juice

½ cup lemon juice

2 ounces Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon horseradish

1 teaspoon hot sauce

2 cups vodka

Celery, for serving

Limes, for serving

Pickles, for serving

Olives, for serving

PREPARATION

1. In a pitcher, combine all of the ingredients and stir well.

2. Serve over ice with your favorite toppings!

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