Monday, October 12, 2015

Crock Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Makes 4 servings of 1 red, 1 purple, 2 green, 1 yellow

1 lb of lean ground turkey
14 oz. can Crushed tomatoes
14 oz. can Diced tomatoes – not drained
6 oz can of tomato paste
1 T dried Oregano
½ tsp salt
½ tsp. pepper 
1 T minced garlic
½ cup chopped carrots or bell pepper
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
¼ tsp. salt and pepper to taste 
Whole Grain pasta

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Cook 1 lb. ground turkey or lean grass fed beef, ½ cup chopped onion, and 1 T. minced garlic in skillet over medium heat, breaking up the meat with a spatula as it cooks. Cook until meat is just browned (it doesn’t have to be cooked through, because it will finish cooking in the crockpot).

Transfer to 5-6 quart slow cooker. Stir in 1 (15 oz.) diced tomatoes…do not drain, 1 (15 oz.) tomato sauce, 1 (6 oz.) tomato paste, 1 T. dried oregano, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, ½ cup chopped carrots or bell pepper, and mix well. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours.

Serve with your favorite whole grain pasta, spaghetti squash or spiralized zucchini noodles. 

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