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Meat Sauce with Pancetta

April 16, 2012
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Spaghetti with Pancetta Meat Sauce Pasta dish number tow. This one is made with pancetta and ground turkey. It has lots of flavor with shallots and garlic. I always have fresh tomato sauce on hand. I use it for everything including pizza.

I made a big batch of it to have lots of leftovers. My daughter loves meat sauce with spaghetti so I try to make it often. As long as I use healthy ingredients, I don’t mind making it for her often.

It was delicious with a big green salad and some red wine…

  • ¼ cup pancetta, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 pound dark turkey meat
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 to 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3 cups fresh or store bought tomato sauce
  • Salt

Add the pancetta and olive oil in a large frying pan. Cook on medium high heat for 3 to 4 minutes until the pancetta pieces start to get golden brown. Add the shallots and garlic. Saute on medium high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the turkey meat and separate with a wooden spoon while stirring for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste and sauté for a minute. Add the tomato sauce and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 20 to 30 minutes. Taste for seasonings and serve with freshly made spaghetti.

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