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Pasta Bolognese

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Pasta Bolognese
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  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Cook Time: 105 minutes

This rich red sauce combines ground beef, carrots, celery, onion, tomatoes with a touch of milk for added creaminess. This sauce is slow simmered and delicious served over any favorite pasta.   

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 carrot (scrubbed and diced into 1/4-inch pieces)
  • 1 celery stalk (chopped into 1/4-inch pieces)
  • 1 yellow onion (peeled and chopped into 1/4 inch pieces)
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (80-85% lean)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 can 14.5-ounce low-sodium crushed or diced tomatoes (including liquid)
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tomato paste
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 8 ounce whole wheat pasta
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1.     To cook the Bolognese sauce: Put skillet on the stove over medium heat and when it is hot, add oil. Add carrot, celery, and onion and cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to brown. Raise the heat to high. Pinch off tablespoon-size pieces of the beef and add a few at a time, stirring well between additions. Cook, breaking the meat apart until it is no longer raw, starts to give off liquid, and no longer clumps together, about 10 minutes.

2.     Add the water, tomatoes, and tomato paste, stirring well.  Cook about 10 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.

3.     Slowly stir in the milk, a little bit at a time. Turn the heat down to low and cook 45 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed.

4.     To cook the pasta: fill a large pot halfway with water. Bring it to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and about 12 minutes cook until just tender. Drain the pasta and divide into 4 bowls. Top each bowl with about ¾ cup Bolognese and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Serve right away.

Notes

·      One portion equals 1 cup cooked pasta + ¾ cup sauce.

·      Freeze leftover sauce for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup
Nutrients Amount
Calories 297
Total Fat N/A
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 23 mg
Sodium 114 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 16 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 121 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 290 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Calories 297
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
a-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 1 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 23 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 16 g
Minerals
Calcium 121 mg
Potassium 290 mg
Sodium 114 mg
Copper 338 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 63 mg
Phosphorus 250 mg
Selenium 47 mcg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 55 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 1 mcg
Vitamin C 5 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 5 mcg
Folate 18 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 3 mg
Choline 42 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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Vegetables
1/4 cups
Grains
2 1/2 ounces
Protein Foods
1/2 ounces
Dairy
1/4 cups