Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bolognese-- Deb Style

As the weather continues to be cold and rainy, I turn to comfort food. And, with comfort food comes pasta, but not without the hard choice of what sauce to make. I had seen a Food Network show on Bolognese, but didn't write down the recipe. I went by memory and this is how it turned out:

Ground Lean Beef
tomato paste
wine-red (some for the sauce and some for you)
lemon peel
salt and pepper to taste

Brown the ground beef (ground turkey is an option too), sprinkle with salt and pepper, put onion, carrots, garlic in the food processor, add to meat mixture after it is finely chopped and saute until soft, add tomato paste and cook to make it sweeter and to remove the raw tomato taste, add lemon peel (not the white pith, its sour), add wine and then add jar of sauce and cook until sweet and firm (not saucy). Watch the Bolognese closely and stir often so that it doesn't burn since the carrots, sauce and tomato paste are full of natural sugars. Cook until sweet and tasty about 30-40 minutes.

Cook your favorite pasta (a tube works best) and top with some yummy parm cheese.

This meal can be lean and healthy by using ground turkey, and topping on zucchini rather than pasta. Yummo!

back to yogurt

fat and happy,

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