Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 262: Chunky Beef Sauce

Yield: 3 cups
Time (Start to Finish): 1 hour

1 pound ground beef
1 jar tomato sauce, your favorite flavor
½ cup red wine
1 yellow onion
1 small green apple
2-4 cloves garlic
1 handful basil
2 cup mushrooms
1 cup parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper (you can add more)
olive oil

1. In a sauce pan, cook the onion until it is caramelized, with a little oil, salt and pepper. It should take about 30 min on med heat
2. Add the garlic, apple, skinned and chopped and cook until begins to soften
3. Add the beef and cook until brown. You can drain the juice if you like
4. Add the tomato sauce, cheese, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper to taste
5. Add the red wine at this time as well
6. When it is cooked to the thickness you like, chop up or tear up and throw in the basil
7. Serve over pasta if you like, or in a lasagna, or however you want to serve a red sauce!

Rating: 4 strawberries
Notes: I have made similar sauces before, which is why I didn’t give it a high rating, but it as always has twists. I added cayenne pepper, red wine, and the combo is pretty awesome. I put this is a lasagna, and saved some for lunch the next couple days. It is perfect for things like that, and very thick and filling. The cheese also is a pretty great touch. Try to be light on the salt so compensate for that. I hope you like it!

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