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Fettuccine Bolognese!!…

Posted Dec 27 2012 6:47am

Hi there!  Happy Thursday!  Yay!  It’s almost the weekend!!  Woohoo!!  I’m just a little excited for the weekend to be here.  I think it’s because last weekend went by super quick.  I’m hoping that this next week goes by extremely slow!  It’s like you blink and the weekend is gone.  I pray this one is not like that.

Yesterday, I was slammed with so much work.  My office was frigid and I was feeling terrible.  I had horrible stomach pains and a bad headache.  I couldn’t wait to get home.  It took a while to get home because there was a blizzard outside of snow that turned into rain.  My car was covered in a sheet of ice.  So that wasn’t very fun.  However, by the time I got home, it was only raining and looked as if it only rained where I live.  I’m glad about that.  I don’t mind snow but ice is another story.  It’s very scary driving in ice.  Mike was able to leave work earlier because a lot of people took off in his office.  So it was nice that we both got home at the same time.  We had leftover Chinese food from the night before for dinner and watched 21 Jump Street.  We went to bed pretty early because I wasn’t feeling good.

I had mentioned yesterday that I made dinner on Monday that was fantastic and I was going to post the recipe.  Well today is the day!  The lovely people over at Bertolli sent me a package of some of their Olive Oils and Vinegars to try out.  I am a big fan of Bertolli products.  You can often find us enjoying Meal Soup for dinner.  It’s one of our favorites so I was super excited that they would be sending me some of their products to try.

Products I was sent to try minus one which you will see below

Products I was sent to try minus one which you will see below

They graciously sent me:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil -   is a high-quality extra virgin olive oil “cold pressed” to ensure a naturally full-bodied fruity flavor.

Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil – substitute for butter, shortening and other vegetable oils.  It has a very high smoke point, it is especially ideal for high-heat cooking like frying, sautéing and even baking.

Bertolli Balsamic Vinegar of Modena – concentrated and cooked grape must and Italian wine vinegar creates a taste that perfectly complements salads, meats, vegetables, sauces, or even desserts.  Combine with Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil for dressings and more.

Bertolli Italian Glaze with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena – The smooth, creamy texture and perfectly balanced flavor is remarkably sweet and mildly sour due to its low acidity.  Try it on meats, fish and vegetables.  Use it as a topping instead of your usual sauces.  Or be creative and use it as a unique topping for gelatos, ice creams and other sumptuous desserts.

I cannot wait to try out all of these!  Thank you Bertolli!  Now on to the recipe!  You can find several recipes to try out with some Bertolli products you see here on this site .

Fettuccine Bolognese adapted from Chef Fabio Viviani recipe

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp. Bertolli Olive Oil, divided
1 lb. ground beef (**I used ground chicken)
2 cups chopped yellow onion
1 1/4 cups chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped carrots
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary (**omitted this, do not like rosemary)
2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 1/2 cups dry red wine
1 lb. fettuccine, cooked and drained
Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Heat 1 tablespoon Bertolli Olive Oil in 6-quart saucepot (**we used a dutch oven) over medium-high heat and brown chicken, drain.  Remove chicken and keep warm.  Add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, onion, celery, carrots, garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.   Return chicken to saucepot.

Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste and wine.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thick, about 45 minutes.  Season, if desired, with salt and black pepper.  Serve over hot fettuccine and with grated Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients minus garlic (forgot that for the picture)

Ingredients minus garlic (forgot that for the picture)

Sauce cooking!

Sauce cooking!

 

Sauce again in my pretty purple dutch oven!

Sauce again in my pretty purple dutch oven!

My dinner plate

My dinner plate

 

Fettuccine Bolognese!

Fettuccine Bolognese!

This sauce smelled heavenly while it cooked!  I couldn’t get over the smells.  We used ground chicken because I don’t eat beef anymore due to my stomach issues.  You can’t even tell in the sauce that it is not beef.  Usually this sauce is made with beef.  The only issue that we had was that we didn’t cook the sauce for a long enough period of time.  We were both hungry and started making dinner late that we just wanted to eat.  So we didn’t wait 45 minutes for the sauce to reduce and cook.  That was my fault.  So next time, I would definitely let it cook longer.  You want it to slow cook for a long time so that everything breaks down and the vegetables get very soft and tender.

It was a great recipe and it would be very impressive to serve dinner guests.  I love meat sauce and I haven’t had it in such a long time.  I was glad that I was able to enjoy it despite the fact that it didn’t have beef in it. Yum!  What is your favorite kind of sauce to put on pasta?  I love Alfredo, Vodka, Pesto, Melted Butter or Olive Oil, and Tomato Sauce.  Tomato sauce really bothers my stomach so I try to stay away from it whenever possible.

Alright, well that is all I have for you today.   I hope you have a great Thursday!!!


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