We saw this made on TV and after I made it, I have never gone back to buying a jar of spaghetti sauce.
1 medium onion cut in half and then cut into thin slices
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon parsley leaves
1 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 small can of tomato sauce
1 16 oz can of diced tomatoes
In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil and cook your onions until slightly browned.
Meanwhile – start your pasta – I like whole wheat spaghetti
When the onion is done, add the red pepper flakes and parsley. Give that a stir and cook for a minute.
Add the red wine vinegar, stir and cook for a minute.
Add the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, stir it all up.
When the pasta is done, put a spoonful of the pasta water into your tomato/onion mixture. Don’t ask me why, just do it.
Drain your pasta and add to the tomato/onion mixture. Stir really good.
This recipe was found here – Mine looks more saucy…and I don’t use the pancetta
Now…. I make Brauts, either BBQ’ing them or cutting them into 1″ pieces and frying them in the pan before I start the onions. I just made some turkey meatballs that were REALLY good – see recipe below. I place a heap of the spaghetti mixture on my plate and then top with brauts or meatballs.
Turkey Meatballs –
I buy a package of ground turkey – about a pound
1 small onion, grated
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 Large egg
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
3 tablespoons ketchup
1/4 cup chopped fresh italian parsley leaves (I used dried, about 2 tablespoons)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan (I bought a bag of this at Trader Joes)
1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano (I didn’t have this, so left it out)
salt and pepper
Blend onion, cloves, egg, bread crumbs, ketchup, parsley, cheeses and salt and pepper. Add turkey and make into small meatballs. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook your meatballs, about 5 minutes or so. I stuck them in the oven for a few minutes when they were done (while I was baking my asparagus).
Okay…. so there you have it. REALLY easy when you get it down. I keep all of the ingredients in the cupboard and it’s an easy meal and really good.
Turkey Meatball recipe comes from here