You may or may not know from my posts I’m Italian. Well, at least part of me is. I’m not sure how much – I’m guessing a good 50%…
When you’re paleo, you have to give up the pasta – but with this recipe you’ll hardly miss it. Now you can still enjoy a hearty “spaghetti” dish with meat sauce and stick to the paleo diet.
If you want to make a good Bolognese sauce, you need to plan for it. It will take about an hour – but most of that time is just letting it cook.
It’s a beautiful and rich meat sauce. My recipe has a little more tomato in it because I like it that way. What makes it so wonderful are all of the layers of flavors that it develops as it simmers.
This is one of those meals you serve your kids, and when they’re all grown up and come back home to visit, they ask for it. Believe me, I know.
You’ve seen movies like The Godfather and Goodfellas right? Well have you noticed there is always a spaghetti sauce simmering somewhere in the background while they sit around sipping Barolo and planning hits? Italians know a good sauce takes time.
So here’s a great basic Bolognese sauce recipe for you to try. It’ll probably make more than you need, so freeze what you don’t use. I never learned how to cook in small portions. That’s another Italian thing, you always cook a little more just in case someone stops by who needs fed. If you’re an Italian girl worth her apron strings, you’ve got to be ready to dish up a good meal at a moment’s notice. Italians are obsessed with feeding their friends and family. Just ask one of your Italian friends or stop by their house on a Sunday when you’re hungry.
I really can’t tell you how good this sauce is. You just have to trust me on this one and try it. It would be perfect for a paleo lasagna as well. Go for it kids. It’s packed with meat, tomatoes and seasonings…and it’s 100 percent paleo.
The traditional Bolognese sauce has a bit of cream. And personally, I know that’s awesome, but you will find this one really doesn’t need any extra help. Make this for your family and you’ll understand.
We made it with zucchini noodles. Super easy! Just use a julienne peeler and you have instant veggie noodles. Their texture is really good. Just heat them up and mix them together with the meat sauce – they’re a really tasty substitute for pasta noodles!
We made a paleo spaghetti with squash before and it was just okay…but when I made it with zucchini it was awesome! Try it. Bet you won’t miss spaghetti pasta again!
Finire di mangiare – eat up Paleo Newbies!