Caveman Cuisine: MIxed Veggie Naghetti and Meat Sauce
Naghetti (pronounced 'naw-gety') - Any food(s) used as a substitute for traditional wheat/grain based pasta. Typically a preparation of low-starch vegetable(s) that can deliver sauce from fork to mouth.
Example- Tonight I am having naghetti with meat sauce.
1 bag organic frozen mixed vegetables
1 jar organic low-sugar tomato sauce or plain crushed tomatoes seasoned with herbs, sea salt, and pepper.
1.5 lbs ground beef
2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 onion (diced)
2 tbsp lard, butter or coconut oil
Over medium heat, melt oil in a large saute pan. Add onions and garlic, sauteeing for 2-3 minutes. Add ground beef and stir, breaking up the meat and cooking it evenly. Add sauce, turning heat to low and allowing the mixture to simmer.
While the sauce cooks, add a small quantity of water to another saute pan (~1/4 cup). Bring the heat to medium-high and when the water starts to boil, add frozen vegetables. Cover with a lid and allow vegetables to steam for ~5-10 minutes or completely defrosted and the vegetables are heated through. Drain off any excess water.
Plate 1/3 of the vegetables and top with meat sauce. Top with fresh grated Parmesan or Romano cheese if desired.
Yield: 3 nalicious servings
Bonus Bites! This recipe also goes great with spaghetti squash! To find out more about spaghetti squash, check out this post.