Do you like carbs? You do? Me too! I know low carb is all the rage these days and it is a great way to eat, but I need to indulge every now and again in something good. I'm talking big ol loaf of crusty, buttery garlic bread and a plate full of delicious sphaghetti good. That's the kind of good that I like:-) Yes, you will pay for eating this way, but if you do it in moderation and strive to be physically fit, its all good.
This dish is actually not unhealthy. I make this delicious spaghetti with a blend of ground turkey and sweet Italian turkey sausage and use whole grain pasta. It's the garlic bread I love to eat with this that gets me in trouble. Did I mention that I love bread? This dish is full of garlicky goodness and fresh herbs, but my secret ingredient to a great sauce is a touch of red wine. If you are pressed for time, you can doctor up a prepared sauce with fresh herbs and wine, but homemade spaghetti sauce is super easy to make and tastes so much better. Serve this with a big fresh salad and fresh bread and you have a delicious well balanced meal:-)
Here, have some
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage with casing removed
1 small onion chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
3 teaspoons chopped basil
3 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
2 6 oz cans tomato paste
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
2 cans tomato sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons brown sugar
regular salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup of red wine
In large pot saute the garlic and onion until translucent. While the garlic and onion is cooking, start adding the Italian turkey and sausage. Add the bell pepper, basil and parsley flakes. Cook the meat until brown.turkey until brown. Puree the diced tomatoes and then add them along with the tomato sauce and paste and the remaining spices. Bring to a slow boil and stir in the wine. Let the sauce simmer on low for an hour.
Prepare spaghetti according to directions on package. Drain the noodles and spoon spaghetti sauce over each serving.
Makes 10 servings