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WW - Bolognese Sauce with Bacon and Fennel


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  • 3/4 lb. ground lean beef
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. ground fennel
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 6 cups hot cooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 3/4 cup fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint


Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 45mins


Step 1

1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add beef and bacon; cook, breaking beef up with side of spoon, until beef and bacon are browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, fennel, and cumin; cook stirring, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.

2. Add tomatoes, wine, and pepper to skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.

3. Divide spaghetti equally among 6 large shallow bowls; top evenly with bolognese sauce and ricotta. sprinkle with mint.


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