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Pasta Bolognese

Pasta Bolognese

Quick, easy Pasta Bolognese 

Satisfying, quick and easy Pasta Bolognese!  This yummy dish is made with our Coconut Aminos and hidden carrots giving it a mildly sweet flavor guaranteed to be a family favorite!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2-3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef (I used 20% fat content chuck)
  • 1 pinch Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
  • 1/2 cup hearty dry red wine (or beef broth)
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Pinch of finely grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup vegetable or beef broth
  • 1 lb. pasta of choice (we like gluten-free quinoa pasta or cauliflower rice)
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan for serving (optional)


Instructions:

  1. Marinate beef in Coconut Aminos, salt and pepper for minimum of 10 minutes.
  2. Pulse onion, celery, and carrots in a food processor until very finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl.
  3. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large pot over medium heat. Break beef into small clumps (about 1½") and add to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally but not breaking meat apart, until beef is lightly browned but not crisp, 6–8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beef to a medium bowl.
  4. Add onion mixture to pot with 1 Tbsp oil and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft, 6–8 minutes.
  5. Return beef to pot and pour in wine (or broth) Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, smashing down on beef with a wooden spoon, until wine/broth is evaporated, surface of pot is almost dry, and meat is finely ground, 8-10 minutes. Add tomato sauce, bay leaf, and nutmeg and cook, stirring occasionally while still pressing down on meat, about 5 minutes.
  6. Pour broth into pot; add a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to the lowest setting and cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally until meat is tender, about 10-12 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Taste sauce and adjust seasoning with Coconut Aminos, salt and pepper to taste; keep warm.
  7. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water.
  8. Transfer pasta to a platter and top with sauce and optional Parmesan.

This sauce is a great meal prep as it holds up well for 4 days in the fridge.




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