Monday, May 29, 2017

5-26 -17 Penne with a Bolognese-like sauce (Not Beef Stroganoff)

1.    Fettuccini
2.    Mixed mushrooms
3.    Ground beef
4.    Olive oil
5.    Garlic
6.    Fresh Basil
7.    Onion
8.    Sundried tomatoes in oil - 3 or 4 coarsely chopped
9.    Sweet Vermouth
10. Salt & pepper
11. Red pepper flakes
12. Heavy whipping cream – about 1/3 cup


Over high heat cook the mushrooms, onion, and garlic until mushrooms begin to brown.  Add the meat and tomatoes and continue cooking over medium-high heat until the meat is cooked.  About half way through this stage add some wine and the Basil.  Stir occasionally.  Add the cream when about 5 minutes before you anticipate the pasta to be ready. Drain the pasta and mix thoroughly with the sauce.  Serve with a topping of your favorite grated cheese.


I was mildly offended when after one bite Patience said, “Beef Stroganoff”. Sputtering to myself, I quickly corrected her, saying this was a variation of a Bolognese sauce. If I must say so myself, it was quite delicious. “Beef Stroganoff…no way”. 

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