Friday, June 10, 2016

Lazy Bolognese

I found this in my recipe file and have no idea where it came from originally. It certainly was not me. You could certainly use turkey meat, but I used ground beef. The recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. If you don't like spicy, feel free to use less, but you knew this and don't need my permission to cut down on the heat.

Printable Version

1 pound ground beef
1 small onion
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon sugar
1- 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 pound tubular pasta
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/4 cup dry red wine
8 shakes of dried oregano
Fresh Parmesan cheese


Add ground meat to the skillet. Add onion and cook until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.  Cook 2 minutes longer. Add tomato paste, fennel seeds, sugar and wine. Sir. Raise heat to medium/high and cook 5 minutes. Most of the liquid will be absorbed. Stir in canned tomatoes and oregano. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer 30 minutes. Toss drained pasta with sauce and serve topped with Parmesan cheese

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