I'm re-sharing one of my favorite dishes that I posted in December 2011. I love this recipe! I hope you will too...
Missy, here. And I have a fantastic recipe to share. Homey and rich and perfect for a cold day. (Of course, we won't talk about the fact it's going to be 70 degrees today!)
The way this meal started is that I got a deal at the grocery store. :) Ground pork for $1.69 a pound. I grabbed up several packages and then realized I'd never used ground pork before. I had to find a recipe!
The original recipe that I settled on is from the Martha Stewart website. (Click here to see the original.) You'll see as I go that I changed a few things, mainly because I didn't have exactly what I needed. So let's cook!
Ingredients (adapted from MarthaStewart.com)
Add onion, carrot, and celery [my family would go on strike if I used celery, so I left out]; cook a few minutes until soft. Raise heat to medium-high and add the pork. Cook, breaking up the meat with your handy dandy potato masher, until browned.
Add tomato paste. Cook until it's mixed well with the pork, about 5 minutes.
Add wine (I didn't have white so used red, which turned out delicious). Cook until the liquid is reduced a good bit.
Add 1 cup milk (I mixed skim with half & half). Cook until reduced by half. Add tomato sauce, chicken broth, bay leaf, thyme, 2-1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Stir in another 1/4 cup milk.
[Note: I didn't have an hour. So I cut back to 1-1/2 cups chicken broth and cooked a half hour. It was a little thin but was very tasty anyway.]
Serve sauce over pasta (I used linguine this time), topped with cheese.
For fun, I have a set of pasta dishes that I bought at the grocery store years ago.
I hope you enjoy!!
Do y'all eat as much pasta as we do around here?