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From the Publisher
A shortcut to the satisfying Bolognese-style meat sauce in Marcella Hazan's The Classic Italian Cookbook, this recipe is a great midweek meal--especially since kids love it, too. You can dive into a big bowl with reassurance that it's providing necessary protein. Use whole-wheat pasta and you've added fiber to the mix.
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ pound extra-lean ground beef (less than 9% fat)
½ cup dry white wine
¼ cup milk
1 cup marinara sauce
½ teaspoon kosher salt
8 ounces spaghetti
freshly grated Parmesan, for serving (optional)
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the beef and stir frequently to break it up, until it's no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add the wine, increase the heat to medium-high, and cook until the wine has evaporated, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Add the milk and again simmer until evaporated, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add the marinara sauce, salt, and nutmeg, simmer for 5 minutes, and keep warm.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the spaghetti, following the directions on the package, until barely al dente. Drain and transfer to four serving bowls.
Top each with a quarter of the sauce and serve with grated Parmesan, if desired.
Per serving: 428 Calories, 10.87g Fat , 52.66g Carbs, 20.39g Protein, 3.50g Fiber, 52mg Calcium, 3.71mg Iron, 146μg Folate