A superb pasta sauce to have simmering on the stovetop for a restful Sunday.
PENNE WITH TUSCAN MEAT SAUCE
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 pound ground pork
2 carrots, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
2 ribs celery, finely chopped
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 cup beef stock
16 ounces dried penne pasta
1 cup grated parmesan
1 cup grated mozzarella
Brown beef, turkey and pork in a large saucepan. Add the carrot, onion and celery and sauté until tender.
Stir in the tomatoes, salt, pepper, parsley, basil, dried and fresh oregano and beef stock and bring to a simmer. Cook for 35 to 40 minutes.
While the sauce simmers, cook the pasta according to package directions.
To serve, place penne in a bowl, top with meat sauce, parmesan and mozzarella.
Recipe adapted from The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, September 2012