Oh, yes, oh, yes! Hearty and savory low-carb Bolognese can be on your dinner table tonight! With a dash of umami and a hint of garlic – you want this.
- 1 1 yellow onionyellow onions
- 1 1 garlic clovegarlic cloves
- 3 oz. 75 g celery stalkcelery stalks
- 1½ lbs 700 g ground beef
- 3 oz. 75 g butter or olive oil
- 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 14 oz. 400 g crushed tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon dried oregano or dried basil
- 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- water (optional)
- 2 lbs 900 g zucchini
- 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
- salt or pepper
- Chop the vegetables finely. Sauté in butter or olive oil until soft and add the ground beef.
- Sauté on high heat until everything has turned a nice color. Add the remaining ingredients, stir and let simmer on medium high for 15 minutes.
- Lower the heat some more. Add water if the sauce is getting to thick. Let simmer for 20 minutes or more. The longer the sauce is allowed to simmer, the better the flavor.
- In the meantime, make the noodles. Use a spiralizer, mandolin or peeler to make long, thin strips of zucchini.
- Heat a frying pan and toss them around quickly in butter or olive oil. A minute is enough to keep them from going to soft.
- Taste the sauce and add more salt and pepper if needed.
- Serve the noodles warm with the hot sauce on top. Finish with a good grating of Parmesan cheese.
- Make a double batch and freeze in serving sizes to use for other dishes like pie, lasagna and gratins.
- Skip oregano and celery and add taco spices for a lovely Tex-Mex option.
- Skip tomato paste if you want to limit the carbs more.
- Don’t forget to garnish with fresh parsley, for a stunning visual contrast!