CPT: AS SEEN ON JOOMCONNECT: Crock-Pot Lunches Are a CINCH with Pasta Bolognese! [Video]
Lunchtime in the office can be boring, not to mention difficult! Don't you wish that you had the extra room in your schedule to make Pasta Bolognese - the type of interesting, delicious meal that your hardworking team deserves? From cooking the pasta to making the sauce - and beyond, there is no doubt that cooking this mouthwatering dish is easier said than done. Well... have we got the solution for you!
Crock-Pot Thursday Lunches have never been more exciting – or more delectable – than they are with Pasta Bolognese!
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 large carrot, finely chopped
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 large celery stalk, finely chopped
- 2 dried chili peppers, crushed
- Sprig fresh rosemary
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 1 cup white wine
- 3 cups tomato sauce or La Salsa di 5 Minuti, recipe follows
- 3 basil leaves, torn
La Salsa di 5 Minuti
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- Dried chili peppers, crushed
- 1 (28-ounce) can peeled plum tomatoes, pureed
- 3 fresh basil leaves, torn
- In a hot saucepan, melt the unsalted butter in the olive oil, and add the carrots, onion, celery, and chili peppers. Cook the ingredients over medium heat, until they are soft.
- Add a sprig of rosemary.
- Add the ground beef and pork, and cook until golden brown.
- Remove the rosemary sprig, and add the white wine. Let the wine reduce.
- Add the tomato sauce or La Salsa di 5 Minuti, and let simmer on low heat for 1 hour.
- Before serving, add basil leaves and salt to season.
- Serve immediately.
La Salsa di 5 Minuti
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the onion, garlic, and chili peppers.
- Gently fry ingredients together, about 5 minutes.
- Add pureed plum tomatoes to saucepan.
- Simmer on low to medium heat for 10 minutes.
- Season with salt, to taste.
- Add basil leaves at the very end.
Recipe courtesy of the Food Network.