google search box

Custom Search

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

I actually have always HATED spaghetti my entire life. This recipe had a twist to the ordinary spaghetti so I said "why not give it a try." My son's don't like the taste of meat so I was hesitant to give them a portion and made them a toasted cheese sandwich as the back up lol! OMG this was actually a HIT for all of us!
My boys never ask for seconds and they were asking for THIRDS can you believe that? I mean dinner
time with my boys is the most stressful event of my day...they are soo picky and I spend
so much time and effort trying to cook them a healthy homemade meal and
they don't eat it. WELL!! This recipe is definitely a keeper and if you have picky
little eaters you will love this one! 

Ingredients all purchased at Costco:

  • 6 oz. bacon slices, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more, to taste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 lb. ground organic beef
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 cup organic milk
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese,
      plus more for serving
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. spaghetti, cooked, water reserved


In the stovetop-safe insert of a slow cooker over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp, 7 to 10 minutes. Spoon off all but 1 Tbs. of the fat. Add the onion and 1/2 tsp. of the salt and cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the ground beef and the remaining 1 tsp. salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, milk and the 1/3 cup cheese.

Place the insert on the slow-cooker base. Cover and cook on low according to the manufacturers instructions until the sauce thickens, about 3 hours. Skim the fat off the sauce. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.

Add the cooked spaghetti to the sauce along with enough pasta-cooking water to loosen the sauce and toss to combine. Transfer to individual bowls and sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8.

Whats on your table tonight?

No comments:

Post a Comment