I have a great new gadget I have been wanting to try. I know a lot of you probably already have this, but you have to understand, I am still using a grater instead of a food processor. Enough said–my new device is a Veggetti. This little marvel will turn zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes or anything else (watch the fingers) you put through the blades into curly noodles. This recipe is so delicious you won’t believe you aren’t cheating when you eat it. I hope you enjoy this as much as the Butcher and I did. When I made the recipe the Butcher gave it a solid 8. He asked me why we were having zucchini noodles instead of regular noodles. I told him I was cooking and I don’t like to eat regular noodles. When he ate the meal he totally forgot his suggestion of regular noodles. Enjoy!
Zucchini Noodles with Bolognese Sauce
1/2 sweet onion, diced
3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive oil (available at your local meat market)
2 Teaspoons of minced garlic, granulated garlic or fresh garlic cloves (peeled and chopped)
1 1/2 pounds Extra lean ground beef (available at your local butcher shop)
1) 24 oz. jar of spaghetti sauce or marinara sauce (available at your local butcher shop)
1) 12 oz. jar of pizza sauce (available at your local meat market)
2 to 3 large zucchini (washed with the ends cut off)
2 cups of grated Mozzarella/Provolone cheese
Heat 1 Tablespoon of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a 5 quart roasting pan over medium heat. Add diced onions and cook until onions become translucent. Reduce heat to medium low. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. Add the extra lean ground beef and cook thoroughly, breaking it up as it cooks. Add the spaghetti sauce and pizza sauce and stir together with the meat/onion/garlic mixture. Put the meat sauce in your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use your veggetti to spiral cut the zucchini. Place the zucchini in a 9 X 13 inch glass dish. Pour 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the zucchini and mix it together with your hands. Place the Bolognese sauce over the zucchini noodles. Place the grated cheese on top of the sauce. Put the dish in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
This will be a family favorite and leftovers will heat up for a quick and delicious lunch or dinner.
That’s all for now! Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.