Delicious Turkey Meat Sauce

Bursting with flavor, this thick and hearty turkey meat sauce is sure to be a family favorite!

Ingredients  1.5 lbs ground turkey meat 1 tablespoon olive oil  5-6 cloves garlic, minced  1 tablespoon oregano  2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce  1 teaspoon salt  1/2 teaspoon pepper  1/2 cup red wine  1 tablespoon beef base  1 cup water  1 jar pasta sauce (24 oz) 1/2 cup chopped basil Serve with pasta and Parmesan cheese

In a large pot over medium high heat, add olive oil. Once oil is heated, add turkey meat. Cook until all the water has evaporated from the meat and it starts to brown.

Once brown, add garlic to the pot, stirring and cooking for a minute. Add oregano, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

Pour in the wine to deglaze the pot. Deglazing will help remove all of those caramelized tasty brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pot.

Once the wine is reduced, add water and the beef base. Reduce the liquid that’s in the pot to half.

Add your favorite pasta sauce and stir to combine. Place a lid on the pot, leaving it slightly opened. Simmer for 15 minutes, allowing the sauce to reduce and thicken. Taste and adjust for spices.

Add the chopped basil and stir to incorporate. The basil can be chopped, ripped or chiffonade (cutting into thin long strips).

Serve with your favorite pasta, topped with a healthy serving of Parmesan cheese and warm garlic bread to mop up any remaining sauce. This dish pairs perfectly with a salad such as our kale crunch salad.