Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

This recipe makes enough for five servings of sauce. We recommend cooking 3 oz (90 g) of spaghetti for each serving. While she's at it, Melissa can boil and freeze (separately) enough pasta for the Spaghetti Frittata and the leftover sauce. If you eat dairy foods, unlike Melissa, you can sprinkle the pasta and sauce with Parmesan cheese.

  • Portion size 25 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey chicken, lean beef or pork
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 carrots finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

Method

In large heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; fry turkey, stirring often, until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Tilt pan and spoon off any fat; discard.

Add onion, garlic, carrot, celery, basil, salt and pepper to pan; fry, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, bay leaf and vinegar. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until spoon drawn across bottom of pan leaves space that does not fill in, about 1 hour. Discard bay leaf. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate, uncovered, until cold. Transfer to conveniently sized airtight containers and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per 1 cup (250 mL):</b> about

  • Sodium 808 mg
  • Protein 18 g
  • Calories 221.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 72 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g

%RDI

  • Iron 20.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 49.0
  • Vitamin C 50.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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