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Monday, January 9, 2017

RECIPE: Beefed-Up Bolognese

Another successful recipe courtesy of HelloFresh! 

Spicy goodness! What is that saying, feed your sickness?  No?  I rarely get sayings correct.  In any noodle, this recipe is sweat inducing good!  I barely changed it up but that poblano pepper - oh my...  If you don't like spicy I would suggest taking these out before eating or just don't add them at all.  Instead of thinly slicing and blistering them, I chopped the pepper up into tiny pieces and then cooked them with the garlic so I had some in every bite.  I also added the parmesan cheese right into the pan rather than sprinkling it on top.  I mean, that's what extra cheese is for, right?

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1 Yellow Onion
1 Carrot
2 Cloves Garlic
1/4 oz Thyme
1 Poblano Pepper
8 oz Ground Beef
1 can Diced Tomatoes
6 oz Linguine
2 Tbsp Sour Cream
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese


1.  Wash and dry all produce.  Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Halve, peel, and dice onion.  Peel and finely dice carrot.  Mine or grate garlic.  Strip thyme leaves from sprigs.  Core, seed and thinly slice poblano.

2.  Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.  Add beef and season with salt and pepper.  Break up meat into pieces with spatula or wooden spoon.  Cook until browned and lightly crisped at edges, 5-6 minutes.  Remove from pan and set aside.

3.  Add poblano to same pan over medium-high heat.  Toss until slightly blistered, 3-4 minutes.  Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Season with salt and pepper.  Set aside with beef.

4.  Heat another drizzle of olive oil in the same pan over medium heat.  Add onion, carrot and thyme, then season with salt and pepper.  Cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add beef, poblanos and diced tomatoes.  Bring to simmer and let bubble 5 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.

5.  Add linguine to boiling water.  Cook until al dente, 9-11 minutes.  Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.

6.  Add pasta to pan with sauce along with a splash of pasta water.  Add the sour cream.  Toss to combine, then season with salt and pepper.  Serve pasts with Parmesan on top.

Quick, easy and absolutely delicious! Feed those faces!

**Recipe by HelloFresh

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