tomatoless meat pasta sauce

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By William Algeri
from pittsburgh, PA

Since a kidney friendly diet doesn't have tomatoes in it, this tomatoless recipe for pasta or pizza sauce tastes like the real thing.

serves 6 or more
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 45 Min
method Blend

Ingredients For tomatoless meat pasta sauce

  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 c
    carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 c
    beets, peeled and diced
  • 1 c
    yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 slice
    bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 3/4 c
    dry red wine
  • 1 c
    chicken broth, low-fat, low salt
  • 2 sprig
    bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh or dried basil, chopped
  • 11/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lb
    ground beef, pork, or veal if you want a meat sauce

How To Make tomatoless meat pasta sauce

  • 1
    Melt butter and olice oil in sauce pan over medium heat. Saute the onions and garlic for 3-4 minutes. Add bacon and cook for another 2-3 minutes u til the onions are translucent.
  • 2
    Add carrots, beets, and celery and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook u til vegetables have softened slighty, about 5-6 minutes.
  • 3
    Pour in the wine and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes
  • 4
    Carefully pour the sauce I to a blender and blend on low for 15 seconds, then increase the speed to high and continue to blend untl you have a smooth sauce.
  • 5
    Return the sauce to the pan. Add the bay leaves, basil, oregano, thyme , and vinegar. Bring to a simmer, then crumble the meat with your hands and add it to the sauce. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes, until the meat is fully cooked.
  • 6
    *The thickness of the sauce will depent on what the fat content of the meat is. If it is too thick, add more stock towards the end of the cooking process