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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Meat Sauce and Butterflies

Just your middle-of-the-week meat sauce served here with farfalle, Italian for butterflies. (No actual butterflies were harmed in the making of this meal 😃)

1 lb ground beef
2 tbsps olive oil, divided
3 tsps minced garlic
1 onion, diced
3 stalks celery and their leaves, sliced
1 tbsp tomato paste
400 ml (14 oz) canned diced tomatoes
2 tbsps balsamic vinegar
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp sage
1 bay leaf
284 ml (10 oz) can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies
salt and pepper to taste or Mrs Dash table blend
4 cups farfalle
1/2 cup reserved pasta water

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet and brown the beef on medium heat, then remove to a plate. Remove any fat from the pan and add 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the diced onion and cook 3 minutes then add the garlic for 1 minute longer. Add the celery, canned diced tomatoes and Rotel, tomato paste, balsamic, celery seed, sage, bay leaf, salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil and return the meat to the skillet. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Towards the end of the hour start boiling water for the pasta. 

Once the pasta is cooked reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water then drain the rest. Mix the pasta into the sauce along with the pasta water as needed. 

Serves 4 (Don't forget to remove the bayleaf!)

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