Recipe by ted
"Delicious ground turkey meat recipe. Excellent sauce."
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1 1/2 teaspoons
minced jalapeno peppers
1 1/2 cups
2 (28 ounce) cans
whole peeled tomatoes
grated Parmesan cheese
This is my first time making sauce with ground turkey. At first I was skeptical and pensive. I could not imagine that it would come close to the sauce I usually make (ground beef and pork.) However, I was pleasantly surprised. The taste was great, my Italian, chef husband was very impressed. I did not include the pepper, just personal preference. The sauce was even better the second day. Healthy and taste great, you can't beat that.
I had high expectations for this recipe and it just wasn't what I expected. After four hours of simmering and the addition of extra garlic and extra jalapeno, it didn't taste like anything, though it smelled wonderful. I began making additions to help the recipe since I was having company for dinner and didn't want to serve it as it was. I added salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and worcestershire. That helped give it flavor but we all agreed it was still missing something. I am really shocked that the recipe doesn't call for any salt or other seasonings. I have made bolognese before and though it seemed like a recipe that should work, it just didn't.
I've been looking for a good turkey bolognese, as my entire family has high cholesterol (genetically). Turkey is also a great source of iron. I used soy milk in place of milk. I omitted the jalepeno, because I didn't have any, but ground in a spice mix of garlic, chilli, and basil. I also added in a little dried oregano. Also, I had a leftover zuchinni to use up, so I grated that up & added it in. It came out great. I put it over penne instead of spaghetti, because it's my favorite pasta. I also did not grate parmesan cheese over because we keep kosher & we can't mix dairy products with meat. This is a great recipe! I'm posting a picture of it.
Absolutely awesome. This is a great sauce that isn't too heavy for your pasta dish. We adjusted the recipe a little to add more spice: more jalapeno, more garlic, more basil, and a Tablespoon of dry cooking sherry to add a little kick. I served it over wheat spaghetti with Parmesean cheese as a garnish, and it was fabulous! I will definitely be making this recipe again. It smells wonderful as it is cooking (I halved the recipe and cooked it for 1.5 hours after all of the ingredients were stirred together), and it looks very impressive. Thanks for this great recipe!!
This was great! I let is simmer about 5 hours, instead of the suggested 3 - and used bell pepper instead of the jalepeno. My family loved it!
We absolutely love this recipe. It is delicious. I have never had the time to simmer it for three hours but it is always super tasty after an hour. Sometimes we add an extra jar of sauce to thicken it up. We also put it on top of spaghetti squash instead of regular pasta, mmmm delicious!
For as long as this took to make, I really expected something outstanding. It was just ok for me - but I had it for leftovers the next day and it tasted better. So I think this is one that has to sit for the flavors to really come out. I still won't make it again though -
An OK start...but it adds a lot of flavor to use turkey sausage (remove the casings first) instead of regular ground turkey. I also prefer to use red pepper flakes instead of jalapeno peppers.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Turkey Bolognese Sauce
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 114
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