Gluten free Turkey Spaghetti

Spaghetti is always a great stand-by dish that is easy to prepare in a pinch and it holds true as a balanced one-pot meal.  Really, you can use any ground meat that you prefer, I use ground turkey as a change from the normal preparation and it is less fatty so there’s no layer of grease in the sauce.

 

 

Amount              Ingredients

1 lb                        Turkey, ground, organic

1 package           Hodgson Mill brown rice spaghetti noodles

1/2 medium      onion, yellow, medium dice

1/2 medium      Red bell pepper, medium dice

1/2 medium      Yellow bell pepper, medium dice

1/2 medium      Green bell pepper, medium dice, optional

2 Tbls                   Garlic, minced or fine chop, fresh

1 Tbls                    Coconut oil

1 Tbls                    Olive oil

1 large can          Edan Organic canned tomatoes, whole, BPA free cans 🙂

1 small can         Edan organic canned tomato paste

1/4 cup                Basil, fresh, chopped (or 1 Tbls dry)

2 Tbls                   Oregano, fresh, chopped (or 1 tsp dry)

2 tsp                     sea salt

1 tsp                     black pepper

 

 

Steps

1. Put a pot of water on to boil the pasta in and sprinkle in some sea salt (not measured above, just use about 1/2 tsp) and about 1 tsp of oil (again not measured)

2. In a large skillet or saute pan with sides, heat both oils over medium high heat

3. Add the garlic, onion and peppers to the oil

4. Stir to combine and saute for 5-6 minutes

5. Add the Turkey meat in bite size chunks, season with salt and pepper

6. Fold to combine and cook for about 8 more minutes or until meat if cooked on all sides

7. Meanwhile, add the pasta to the boiling water to cook for 8 or so minutes

8. Add the tomatoes and  tomato paste, feel free to use your hands, but the whole tomatoes need to be made into bite-size pieces as well, perfection not required

9.  Allow the tomatoes to cook down for about 7-8 more minutes in order to reduce the liquid, medium low heat

10. When the sauce and meat begin to thicken and come together you are ready to add the fresh herbs (if using dry add to meat when sauteing)

11. When pasta is cooked, strain well and add to the meat sauce

12. Cook the pasta and meat sauce together over low heat for 2 minutes to allow the pasta to absorb some the sauce

13. Serve

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