Whole 30, Paleo friendly homemade tomato meat sauce. Serve over spaghetti squash!
Heat pan on medium-high and add oil. When oil is hot, add chopped onion. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
Add italian seasoning and garlic powder. Mix seasoning well with onions. Add ground beef to the pan. Salt and pepper the meat, to taste. Break up meat pieces into small chunks with wooden spoon
Cook until meat is brown, approximately 6 minutes, stirring once or twice. Reduce heat to low. Add in crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. Mix well
Fill the crushed tomato can with water (28oz) and add to sauce (The sauce may seem watery but will thicken as it cooks). Put splatter screen over the top and go do other things, letting the sauce cook
Stir about every hour and add more water if necessary (see note below). Cook sauce for 3 hours or longer (you can probably get away with cooking for 45 minutes to 1 hour, if you do this method, ensure your meat is almost fully cooked before turning down the heat and letting simmer). The longer the sauce cooks, the more the flavors develop. Serve over desired based & enjoy!
If the sauce seems to thick to you, add more water. This will depend on the consistency you like your sauce. If you like thinner sauce, add more water. If you like thick chunky sauce, add less water. Also the longer this sauce is cooked, the more water you may need to add.