Pasta Bolognese with the Twice Baked Twins


Judy’s Healthier Pasta Bolognese


• 1 14-ounce can red kidney beans, or other beans, rinsed, • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1 small onion, chopped • ½ cup chopped carrot • ¼ cup chopped celery • ½ teaspoon salt • 4 cloves garlic, chopped • 1 bay leaf • ½ cup white wine • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, divided • 8 ounces whole wheat fettuccine • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil.
  2. Mash ½ cup beans in a small bowl with a fork.
  3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add onion, carrot, celery and salt; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add garlic and bay leaf; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 15 seconds.
  6. Add wine; increase heat to high and boil until most of the liquid evaporates, 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Add tomatoes and their juices, 2 tablespoons parsley and the mashed beans.
  8. Bring to a lively simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 6 minutes.
  9. Add the remaining whole beans; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  10. Meanwhile, cook pasta in the boiling water until just tender, about 9 minutes or according to package directions.
  11. Drain and divide the pasta among 4 bowls.
  12. Discard the bay leaf and top the pasta with the sauce; sprinkle with Parmesan and the remaining parsley.

Joy’s Classic Bolognese Sauce

• ¼ Pound Pancetta, Diced • 1 Medium Onion, Diced • 1 Medium Carrot, Diced • 1 Medium Rib Celery, Diced • 4 Garlic Cloves, Minced • 2 Tbls Olive Oil • ½ Pound Ground Sirloin • ½ Pound Ground Veal • ½ Pound Ground Pork • ½-1 Tsp Salt • ¼ Tsp Black Pepper • 1 32oz Can Crushed Tomatoes • ½ Glass Dry Red Wine • ½ Cup Milk or Cream • Grated Cheese For Sprinkling
  1. Heat Olive Oil in a large sauce pot.
  2. Cook the pancetta and minced vegetables on low heat, uncovered, for 30min.
  3. Add the ground meats, salt, pepper and brown.
  4. Add the can of tomatoes and wine.
  5. Simmer uncovered for 45min.
  6. Add milk or cream, a little at a time and stir.
  7. Serve over Pasta.
  8. Sprinkle with cheese.
Pasta Bolognese with the Twice Baked Twins

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