Friday, May 29, 2015

One Pot Pasta Bolognese

One Pot Pasta Bolognese
 6-8 servings

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, diced (about 3 cups)
2 carrots, diced (about 1 cup) 1
 teaspoon salt
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/4 cup canned tomato paste
1 can (28 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1 carton (32 oz) beef broth
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
bag of spinach
1 lb uncooked spaghetti
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Directions: In Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Cook onions, carrots and salt in oil 5 to 8 minutes or until softened. Add beef; cook 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned. Stir in tomato paste and tomatoes. Stir in broth, pepper flakes and Italian seasoning; heat to simmering. Break pasta in half, then thoroughly rinse under cold water. Tuck pasta into simmering liquid, covering completely. Add spinach. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 13 to 15 minutes or until pasta is soft and sauce is reduced slightly. Top with Parmesan cheese and basil.