Saturday, November 8, 2014

From The Kitchen - Outside The Nest

Hearty Red Sauce

Red sauce is such a pretty word.
Well ok, 2 words.
Add Hearty, and you can feel your tummy filling up with goodness.

I start with a combination of ground beef and ground turkey.

Add some chopped fresh garlic.

Brown it up,
add Italian seasoning,

basil pesto (yum, yum),

diced tomatoes,

tomato paste,

and, my favorite, chicken soup/broth base mixed into water. Let it simmer, burble, steam.

Pour it over your favorite pasta, top with Parmesan, add a veggie on the side,
and there you have it.
A very healthy, hearty, warm, tummy filling, stick-to-your ribs kinda meal on these cold winter days.
Oh wait, it isn't winter yet.
Any day you eat it, 
is it every good.
Happy Saturday.

Hearty Red Sauce

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 lb. ground beef
1/4 lb. ground turkey
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tsp. Italian seasoning
1 Tsp. basil pesto
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes with juice
1 Tsp. chicken broth and soup powder
2 Tbsp. water
Hot cooked pasta

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat, add beef, turkey, and garlic. Cook and stir until browned. Add Italian seasoning, pesto, tomato paste and diced tomatoes, mix. Combine chicken broth powder and water, stir into meat mixture. Lower heat and simmer 15-20 minutes, uncovered. Serve over hot pasta. 3 servings.

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