Friday, October 20, 2006

I was writing my mom an email

and this recipe was born. Hi Mom!

3 a.m. spaghetti

1 box whole wheat angelhair
half a kielbasa
1.3 pounds ground turkey - 97 % lean
1 can prepared tomato sauce
1 can crushed tomatoes
sprinkle of brown sugar (you need the sugar to counteract the acid in the tomatoes)
less cinnamon than you'd think. It goes great wtih tomatoes, but a little goes a LONG way.
1 onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, chopped.

Put the sauce and crushed tomatoes into a pot. Put on low and cover. Brown the meat (in a skillet), then the onion and garlic in its grease. (turkey - seasoned with black pepper on medium heat, then kielbasa on medium-low followed by the onion and garlic on high, always moving. As stuff browns, add it to the sauce. After everythig's in, stir to combine and leave for ten minutes. Come back, taste it, then adjust with salt, pepper, and cinnamon.

You should have put some water on to boil first. If you did, the pasta will be done by the time you prep the sauce - add it to everything, stir to combine, cook on medium for a few minutes, then stir again. Sprinkle with Parmesean and serve.

This is quite a lot of pasta - probably enough to eat for all my meals today with leftovers. it fills my red ceramic pot and a nice-sized plateful to boot.

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