Recipe: Turkey Bolognese

This is such a simple sauce but it’s absolutely delicious. Served with a wide noodle to pick up all those nice chunks of turkey (or chicken or beef or whatever ground meat you end up using) and tomato there’s really something truly delicious about taking good food and making a good meal. You can add some grated Parmesan on top but I found that if seasoned right, the cheese just didn’t have much to add so it’s all about your taste. You can add in more spices or herbs if you want but I found the perfectly paired down flavors packed a nice punch and with just salt and pepper you’re able to really taste the underlying garlic, olive oil, and balsamic. Sometimes life is better when it’s simple.

Turkey Bolognese
Serves 6
Perfectly simple bolognese to take pasta from boring to delicious with very little work.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 tbsp olive oil
  2. 450g ground turkey
  3. 1 small carrot, diced
  4. 2 stalks celery, diced
  5. 1 onion, diced
  6. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 800g canned whole tomatoes
  8. 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  9. salt and pepper and fresh basil, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat about half the olive oil and then cook the carrot, celery, onion, and garlic and cook until they start to soften, 5-8 minutes, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the rest of the olive oil then add the turkey and cook until no longer pink.
  3. Add tomatoes to the pot, crushing them with the back of a wooden spoon, reduce the heat until just simmering and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in basil and balsamic vinegar and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Notes
  1. Serve hot, tossed with pasta (preferably pappardelle).
Adapted from Delish.com
Adapted from Delish.com
Mab Made Food http://www.mabdese.net/bento/

 

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