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    Light Beef Bolognese

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    echo echo's Note:

    A nice hearty well seasoned beef-wine sauce to serve over pasta. I generally use Merlot for the wine because that's my favorite and I can serve the rest of the bottle with dinner. Sometimes I add another vegetable if I have one on hand, such as sliced mushrooms, peas or green beans.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large saucepan or skillet, sauté the garlic, onion and green pepper in oil over moderate heat.
    2. 2
      When the vegetables begin to sizzle, crumble the beef into the pan and sauté it, stirring with a wooden spoon, until it begins to brown, about 5-7 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the wine and stir and scrape well to deglaze the pan.
    4. 4
      Add the tomatoes, breaking them up with your wooden spoon.
    5. 5
      Stir in the remaining ingredients.
    6. 6
      Simmer until sauce is thick but still slightly liquid, 20-25 minutes.
    7. 7
      Discard the bay leaf.
    8. 8
      Spoon over fettucine or shells.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 09, 2008

      55

      This is great! My red wine of choice was Shiraz. I also used diced tomatoes instead of whole along with dried oregano. Those are my only changes. yummy dish. I used elbow macaroni cuz that's what the dish was crying out for. :) This has a nice touch of sweetness, just what I like!

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    • on June 08, 2008

      55

      It IS a GREAT recipe! And one that works for me! Simply delish, EASY to do! Left out the sugar as is found in other ingredients too! THANKS!

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    • on December 02, 2007

      55

      I doubled the recipe. I used only 28 ounces can of whole tomatoes. It's so tasty and easy. Thanks Echo Echo :) Made for beverage tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Light Beef Bolognese

    Serving Size: 1 (247 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 206.9
     
    Calories from Fat 83
    40%
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    14%
    Cholesterol 36.8 mg
    12%
    Sodium 83.7 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 13.1 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    8%
    Sugars 8.2 g
    32%
    Protein 13.0 g
    26%

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