Delicious ground turkey meat recipe. Excellent sauce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 hrs 20 mins
total:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Directions

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  • In large saucepan over medium heat, cook turkey, onion, garlic, carrot, basil and jalapeno until turkey is brown. Pour in milk, reduce heat to low, and simmer until reduced by one-third. Stir in wine and reduce again. Pour in tomatoes and tomato paste and simmer 3 hours more.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Toss with tomato sauce and top with Parmesan. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

510 calories; protein 32.4g 65% DV; carbohydrates 58g 19% DV; fat 12.6g 19% DV; cholesterol 96.4mg 32% DV; sodium 505.9mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2005
This is my first time making sauce with ground turkey. At first I was skeptical and pensive. I could not imagine that it would come close to the sauce I usually make (ground beef and pork.) However I was pleasantly surprised. The taste was great my Italian chef husband was very impressed. I did not include the pepper just personal preference. The sauce was even better the second day. Healthy and taste great you can't beat that. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2007
I had high expectations for this recipe and it just wasn't what I expected. After four hours of simmering and the addition of extra garlic and extra jalapeno it didn't taste like anything though it smelled wonderful. I began making additions to help the recipe since I was having company for dinner and didn't want to serve it as it was. I added salt pepper garlic powder red pepper flakes and worcestershire. That helped give it flavor but we all agreed it was still missing something. I am really shocked that the recipe doesn't call for any salt or other seasonings. I have made bolognese before and though it seemed like a recipe that should work it just didn't. Read More
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59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2005
This is my first time making sauce with ground turkey. At first I was skeptical and pensive. I could not imagine that it would come close to the sauce I usually make (ground beef and pork.) However I was pleasantly surprised. The taste was great my Italian chef husband was very impressed. I did not include the pepper just personal preference. The sauce was even better the second day. Healthy and taste great you can't beat that. Read More
(33)
Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2007
I had high expectations for this recipe and it just wasn't what I expected. After four hours of simmering and the addition of extra garlic and extra jalapeno it didn't taste like anything though it smelled wonderful. I began making additions to help the recipe since I was having company for dinner and didn't want to serve it as it was. I added salt pepper garlic powder red pepper flakes and worcestershire. That helped give it flavor but we all agreed it was still missing something. I am really shocked that the recipe doesn't call for any salt or other seasonings. I have made bolognese before and though it seemed like a recipe that should work it just didn't. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2005
I've been looking for a good turkey bolognese as my entire family has high cholesterol (genetically). Turkey is also a great source of iron. I used soy milk in place of milk. I omitted the jalepeno because I didn't have any but ground in a spice mix of garlic chilli and basil. I also added in a little dried oregano. Also I had a leftover zuchinni to use up so I grated that up & added it in. It came out great. I put it over penne instead of spaghetti because it's my favorite pasta. I also did not grate parmesan cheese over because we keep kosher & we can't mix dairy products with meat. This is a great recipe! I'm posting a picture of it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2004
Absolutely awesome. This is a great sauce that isn't too heavy for your pasta dish. We adjusted the recipe a little to add more spice: more jalapeno more garlic more basil and a Tablespoon of dry cooking sherry to add a little kick. I served it over wheat spaghetti with Parmesean cheese as a garnish and it was fabulous! I will definitely be making this recipe again. It smells wonderful as it is cooking (I halved the recipe and cooked it for 1.5 hours after all of the ingredients were stirred together) and it looks very impressive. Thanks for this great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2007
We absolutely love this recipe. It is delicious. I have never had the time to simmer it for three hours but it is always super tasty after an hour. Sometimes we add an extra jar of sauce to thicken it up. We also put it on top of spaghetti squash instead of regular pasta mmmm delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2007
This was great! I let is simmer about 5 hours instead of the suggested 3 - and used bell pepper instead of the jalepeno. My family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/05/2010
An OK start...but it adds a lot of flavor to use turkey sausage (remove the casings first) instead of regular ground turkey. I also prefer to use red pepper flakes instead of jalapeno peppers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2007
Thought we would like this more from the reviews. Thinking next time to use a mixture of ground veal pork and beef...seemed the meat wasn't flavorful enough. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2010
For as long as this took to make I really expected something outstanding. It was just ok for me - but I had it for leftovers the next day and it tasted better. So I think this is one that has to sit for the flavors to really come out. I still won't make it again though - Read More
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