I wanted to make a "meat" sauce that tasted wonderful but didn't use red meat to cut down on fat and calories. I used ground turkey and turkey sausage to make this flavorful sauce. And the sauce is EASY to make!
1/2 lb Italian sausage, remove casings
1/2 lb ground turkey
1 cup chopped onion(1 large)
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot (1 medium)
1/2 cup chopped green pepper(1 small)
1/4 cup chopped celery
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1/2 cup dry red wine or chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup fresh basil
2 tablespoons snipped fresh oregano
In a 4-quart Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground turkey, carrot, sweet pepper, celery, and garlic over medium-high heat until meat is good and onion is tender, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat.(using lean turkey you don't have much fat)
Stir in tomatoes, tomato past, wine, salt and black pepper. Bring to boiling: reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in milk, basil, and oregano.
Serve over your favorite pasta or use in recipes that call for a "meat" sauce.