Monday, February 6, 2012

Pasta Bolognese

Pasta Bolognese

Serves 4-6.

Great meaty pasta dish!
Source: Taste and See That the Lord is Good: Promise Choir 2011 cookbook

1 box penne pasta
1 medium carrot
1 celery stalk
1 small onion
2 garlic cloves
1 T. olive oil
1 lb. ground beef
1 c. white wine
2 T. tomato paste
28-oz. can tomatoes or spaghetti sauce

Finely mince the vegetables.  Heat oil in a large Dutch oven, add processed or chopped vegetables, sweat until clear.

Add ground meat and cook, stirring well to break up meat.  Brown.
Add wine, bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally until all liquid is evaporated (20-30 minutes).
Stir in tomato paste, combine for one minute.

Add tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste.  Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to medium low, cooking for 15 minutes, or until thickened.

Serve over prepared pasta.

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