Black Bean Linguine and “Healthified” Bolognese 

May look weird but it is delicious, nutritious packed with protein and fiber! It doesn’t taste like regular pasta because well…it’s Not! It’s black bean pasta and it is quite filling, so a great choice because you’ll feel ‘fuller’ quicker and for a longer period of time! Plus added protein! Did I mention more protein? PS: You can always make it on Halloween, they are so fun and can be spooky with the right dressing! Haha….here is how this goes:


Black Bean Linguine and “Healthified” Bolognese 


6 oz black bean pasta (found at most health food stores)
1/4 cup red onions, finely chopped
2 small carrots, chopped
1 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 tbsp EVOO

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 pounds lean ground turkey or beef
1 teaspoon salt
1 cups dry white wine
1/2 cups low-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes

Put onions, carrots, celery and oil in a saucepan or Dutch oven and place over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are lightly browned, 8 to 12 minutes.
Add ground turkey and break it up with a wooden spoon. Season with salt and continue stirring until the meat has lost its pinkish-red color, about 4 minutes.
Add wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until it has almost completely evaporated, 15to 20 minutes. Add milk and nutmeg and cook, stirring occasionally, until the milk has mostly evaporated, 10 to 15 minutes.
Coarsely chop tomatoes and add them and their juice to the pot. Once the tomatoes have started bubbling, reduce the heat to low so that the sauce is barely simmering. Cook uncovered for 2.5-3 hours, stirring occasionally. If all the liquid evaporates before the cooking time is up, add water 1/4-1/3 cup at a time as needed. After 3 hours, make sure all the liquid has evaporated before you remove the sauce from the heat.
Cook linguine according to instructions and toss with a little bit of olive oil. Add sauce over the top and enjoy with grated fresh Parmesan topped with fresh chopped tomatoes for garnishing.
Enjoy like there is NO tomorrow!
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