Saturday, March 22, 2008

Meat & Tomato Bolognese Pasta



2 pounds ground turkey or beef
1 15 oz can petite diced tomatoes
1 cup fresh chopped tomatoes (2 cans tomatoes can be used or 2-3 cups fresh. I only had one can, but thought it needed more tomatoes, so chopped up fresh.)
1-2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried
1 small can diced hot green chilies or 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno peppers
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups white wine (I use white zinfandel or white merlot)
1 lb thin spaghetti or angel hair pasta
Parmesan cheese, feta, or other grated cheese if desired.
Salt to taste

Brown ground meat. Drain off any fat. Add onion, garlic, carrots, basil and peppers and stir-fry until onion is soft. Pour in milk and mix. Most should be absorbed by meat. Add wine and simmer 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and tomato paste and simmer on low heat for a couple of hours, or throw it all in the crockpot until ready to eat.

Serve over cooked pasta and top with cheese.

3 comments:

Ann said...

Hi Joanne! This looks yummy! By the way, do you have a good recipe for deviled eggs? we have all these hard-boiled eggs for Easter and I would love to make devilled eggs.

truth said...

Ann, I do have a recipe. Sorry I didn't get it posted. Did you make deviled eggs?

Ann said...

YAY! No I still haven't made them. I've got about 20 hard-boiled eggs, they are starting to smell up the fridge heehee! I'd love your recipe if you can share it!