Bolognese Sauce With Spaghetti Squash

20150303_163645Watching those carbs ??   He is a great meal that has all the taste of Italian without the carbs.  It’s very simple to prepare and gives you the taste of a great pasta meal without all of those carbs.

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Prepare The Spaghetti Squash:
 
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Take the spaghetti squash and cut in half.  Remove the seeds and the guts of the squash.  Rub inside and out with olive oil, place on a cookie sheet.   Place in oven and cook for approximately 30 to 45 minutes until soft.  Remove from oven, take 2 forks and scrape the squash out of the inside. 
 
Prepare the  Bolognese Sauce:
 
Ingredients:
 
4 slices of bacon
1 medium onion
2 stalks of celery
2 carrots
5 cloves of garlic minced
4 Tbs of butter
2 Tbs of olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground ground pork
1/2 lb ground chicken
1 12 oz can of beef broth
2 28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes
1 8 oz can of tomato paste
2 tsb if salt
2 tsb of oregano
2 tsb of ground sage
1/2 tsb of nutmeg
1 tsb of crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup of white wine
1 cup of milk
 
Directions:
 
In seperate pan cook bacon until crisp, remove and cut into small pieces.  In large pot combine butter and olive oil.  Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic, and bacon pieces.  Cook until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.  Remove and drain, add the beef, pork and chicken.  Cook until it appears to be fully cooked.  Remov and strain grease.  Add beef broth and wine.  Simmer until it is primarily evaporated.  Add oregano, sage, red pepper flakes, nutmeg and salt.  Let simmer for approximately 15 minutes.  Add crushed tomatoes and tomato paste.  Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer.  Simmer for approximately 2 hours.  Add milk approximately 15 minutes before serving.  Now take the squash and put in a bowl and cover with sauce.  You now have a great Italian meal without all the carbs.  Cheers !!!!
 
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