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Hearty Bolognase – Easy Italian Comfort Food

19 Feb

Sooo, this isn’t Vietnamese. But everyone loves a big, steaming bowl of hearty, meaty pasta, right? We had leftovers for lunch today so I needed a change of pace. As much as I love the freshness and healthy qualities of Vietnamese food, I still crave good old-fashioned carbs from time to time.

One of Thuan’s guilty pleasures is Pizza Hut Tuscani Meaty Marinara pasta. One of my guilty pleasures is to make those dishes at home even better so he forgets about them. Bring on the Bolognase.

Quick and Hearty Bolognase

This recipe would easily serve 6 or even 8. For us, we made two bowls + two lunch portions and two two-serving freezer packs. Get it? Start to finish the meal took 45 minutes.

1 package ground Veal, Pork and Beef mixture (ours was about 1.22 pounds)

1 small red onion diced

2 carrots grated

4 cloves garlic

6 halves sun dried tomatoes diced

Worcestershire Sauce (10 good shakes)

1 cup red wine

1 small can tomato paste

1 large can San Marzano whole tomatoes (this one has basil, but any whole canned tomatoes will do)

Italian seasonings – oregano, parsley, basil, bay leaf to taste

1 tbs or so Fish Sauce

Salt & Pepper to taste

I lost my grater in the move, so took a peeler to two carrots and then chopped in to smaller pieces. See what fun this can be?

Expeliarmus! Fun with vegetable peelers.

Expeliarmus! Fun with vegetable peelers.

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