Weeknight Bolognese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 340.5
  • Total Fat: 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.9 mg
  • Sodium: 286.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 19.6 g

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Rich and quick version. Very good Rich and quick version. Very good
Number of Servings: 9


    2 Tbs. olive oil
    1 pound lean ground sirloin
    4 cloves minced garlic
    1 Tbs dried oregano
    1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
    1 cup dry red wine
    1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes, preferably San Marzano
    2 Tbs tomato paste
    Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste
    12 oz dried orecchiette pasta or small shells
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    1/4 cup loosely packed chopped fresh basil leaves
    1/4 cup heavy cream
    1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese


Heat oil over medium high heat in a large skillet or saute pan. Add the ground sirloin and cook, crumbling the meat with a wooden spoon until the meat has lost its pink color and is beginning to brown. Stil in the garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes and cook for one minute. Add wine and stir to scrape up any browned bits. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer until sauce thickens.

Bring water to a boil and cook pasta according to directions on the box, but without oil or salt.

While pasta cooks finish the sauce. Add nutmeg, basil and cream and simmer for about 10 minutes or until thickened.

Drain pasta and put in a large bowl. Add the sauce and cheese and toss.

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHEFSOPHIE.

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