Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pasta with Meat Sauce

Another great hearty meal. I still had my homemade tomato basil sauce that I had made previously, so I decided to use it...and I am so glad I did!!! It really brought out some great flavors.

Pasta with Meat Sauce

Heat in a large, heavy saucepan over medium-low to medium heat:

Olive Oil

Add to the pot:

1 medium onion, finely diced
1 medium carrot, finely diced
1 medium celery rib, finely diced

Cook until the vegetables are softened but not browned, about 8 minutes. Add:

1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground turkey

Cook over medium heat until just barely pink, about 5 minutes. Add:

2 large garlic cloves, chopped

Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add:

3/4 cup dry white wine

Cook, stirring occasionally, until almost evaporated, about 8 minutes. Stir in:

1 cup tomato sauce (from previous recipe in this blog)
1 cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf

Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover partially and cook over moderately low heat for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes or so. Stir in:

1/4 cup milk

Cook the sauce just until heated through, about 5 minutes. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook:

1 lb. pasta of your choice

Cook the pasta until al dente. Drain well, return to the pot and toss with the sauce. Serve the pasta in deep bowls and pass the:

Freshly grated Parmesan, for serving

Another success, and great leftovers...almost better than the original...almost...

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