When it comes to making traditional dishes like bolognese, I like to keep things simple. Bolognese is just a fancy way of saying meat sauce. Now I’m definitely not an Italian chef nor do I claim to be. So my recipe had to be easy and simple with a little kick. This sauce has been my go-to when it comes to meal prepping for the week. A big pot of bolognese goes a very long way.
Now because we want to make thing simple and easy, we will be using jar marinara or in my case, spicy arrabbiata sauce. I love the flavor and kick of this sauce. But of course, you can just stick with your favorite jar of marinara.
HOW TO SERVE:
Of course, bolognese is usually served over a plate of pasta. But, there are other ways to enjoy bolognese sauce without relying on an unhealthy bowl of pasta.
- Zucchini or butternut squash noodles- cut crabs in half and spiralize some zucchini noodles. Spiralize your noodles, place them on cheesecloth or paper towels and sprinkle them with salt. Then wait a few minutes and squeeze out all of the excess water. Now sauté them for a few minutes with avocado oil and serve with bolognese sauce.
- Potato noodles- this has been my favorite way to enjoy bolognese lately thanks to my friend Monica at The Movement Menu. Peel and spiralize the potatoes. Then dab them with a clean towel to remove any excess liquid from the potato noodles. Add a pinch of salt, pepper and avocado oil or ghee and toss. Transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast them for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees F. Serve with bolognese sauce.
- Stuffed sweet potatoes- clean and dry potatoes and poke them a few times with a fork. Roast for 45-50 minutes. Slice potato open and stuff with bolognese.
Quick & Easy Bolognese
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Easiest meat sauce. Perfect for a quick dinner, or easy meal-prep.
- 1 lb grass fed ground beef
- 1 onion (diced)
- 2 garlic cloves (finely minced)
- salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 4 ounces portobello mushrooms (diced)
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 16-24 ounce jar marinara or arrabbiata sauce
- 1 tbsp. coconut aminos
- To start, heat a large pot or dutch oven and brown ground beef. Add onions and garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute until onions are translucent.
- Now, add avocado oil, mushrooms, paprika, chili powder, pepper flakes, and cayenne. Stir and saute for 3-5 minutes. Then, stir in marinara/arrabbiata sauce and coconut aminos. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes (stirring frequently).
- At this point, you can stir in some kale or spinach for extra nutrients. Serve with noodles, rice or potatoes.