10 Minute Bolognese Sauce
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Something eerie and mysterious happened the other night. Very spooky and borderline scary movie. Something that brings goosebumps to your arms, makes your body hair stand at full attention, and kicks in that animal fight or flight instinct.
It was first thing in the morning. All was quiet in our house, still a little dark as the sun had not quite peeked through. No one around. Late last night I had popped a load of laundry into the washer, planning on drying it the next morning. Well… I went into my basement to it turn over and BAM. It. Was. Already. In. The. Dryer.
YEP! Jaryd says he had no part of it and I have no recollection of it either. This means it can be one of three things: 1) we have a ghost that likes to do laundry, 2) we have someone sneaking into our house at night to do their own laundry and had to finish ours in the process (how kind), or 3) I or Jaryd sleep-laundry in the middle of the night. Thoughts?
Definitely a ghost, right?
I’ve been wanting to make a meat sauce that you can throw over zoodles, or pasta if that’s your thing. I love the hot, sweet, fiery flavors in this chunky bolognese sauce. I ate it, my husband ate it, AND my kids ate it. Well, Nolan ate it and then decided it was so good that he smeared it in his hair, ears, and eyes prompting an emergent bath as his eyes began to redden. I’m certain he loved it though… until the eye part though.
This is super easy, you kind of just throw some stuff in a pot, let it simmer, throw some more stuff in, let is simmer. Can’t go wrong right?!! Plus I love the idea of knowing what goes in your sauce.
I made it super duper chunky, because. But you could totally substitute one of the diced tomato cans for a puree if you want to decrease the chunk factor. I had it in some spaghetti squash with some melty mozzarella and it was amazeballs.
Here’s how you make this delicious 10 Minute Bolognese Sauce:
Place water, diced tomatoes, tomato paste and coconut sugar in a medium saucepan. Place on medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
Turn down the heat but keep it at a simmer. Add the dried basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and red pepper flakes if you’re using it. Allow to simmer.
As the sauce is simmering, cook the beef over medium heat using a spatula to break up the meat. Cook until it is brown and you no longer see pink.
Add the beef to the saucepan with the sauce and continue to cook until it thickens.
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Delicious low carb + paleo chunky bolognese sauce that comes together in 10 minutes! Serve it on top of zoodles or spaghetti squash and enjoy!!
- 29 oz. diced fire roasted tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 lb. grass-fed ground beef
- Place diced tomatoes, tomato paste, coconut sugar and water in a medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add the basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and red pepper flakes.
- Reduce heat and continue to simmer.
- Meanwhile, brown the beef over medium/high heat, using a spatula to break it up as it cooks.
- Add the beef to the sauce and continue to simmer until it thickens.
- Serve over zoodles, spaghetti squash, or pasta.
Serving: Calories 559; Fat 29.4g (Sat 12g); Protein 62.2g; Carb 5.6g (net carb 4.2g); Fiber 1.4g; Sodium 488mg
Serve over zoodles, pasta, smear it in your hair, whatever your heart desires!