Pasta

Spicy Meat Sauce with Barilla® Spaghetti

by Jennifer Wieland
Spicy Meat Sauce with Barilla® Spaghetti

 

 

As a mom I absolutely love cooking for my family but what I love even more than that is every chance I get to cook with my kids. Spending time with them while having the chance to create precious memories and great food is something I will treasure for always and that I hope they will too. For my Mother’s Day dinner this year I wanted pasta and my two youngest boys have been really into cooking lately. They want me to show them how to cook and bake everything that I make. I love that they are learning a new life skill, improving their math skills and learning the science behind food all at the same time. So this afternoon we made my favorite Spicy Meat Sauce with Barilla® Spaghetti.

Spicy Meat Sauce

This sauce has been an evolution over the years. It’s taken me playing around, experimenting and trial and error until it’s become what it is now. Making this sauce is just a few simple steps and so worth the effort. Both my husband and I love our pasta to have a little heat to it while still being edible for the kids. I know to a lot of people making your own sauce seems intimidating but it’s really easy to do and this recipe makes enough for 2-3 meals depending on the size of your family.

Spicy Meat Sauce with Barilla® Spaghetti

My boys were so proud of how well their effort came together today! As their mom I love being able to pass down stuff I love to them so that someday they can share these recipes with their families. Traditions like this are what makes being a mom so special!

Spicy Meat Sauce with Barilla® Spaghetti

Spicy Meat Sauce
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3906 calories
156 g
663 g
304 g
152 g
102 g
2619 g
8892 g
100 g
1 g
182 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
2619g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3906
Calories from Fat 2736
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 304g
468%
Saturated Fat 102g
512%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 38g
Monounsaturated Fat 144g
Cholesterol 663mg
221%
Sodium 8892mg
371%
Total Carbohydrates 156g
52%
Dietary Fiber 28g
114%
Sugars 100g
Protein 152g
Vitamin A
160%
Vitamin C
293%
Calcium
60%
Iron
181%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  2. 1 ¾ lbs. Hot Italian sausage, without casing
  3. 1/2 c. onion, finely chopped
  4. 2 oz. Pepperoni slices, quartered
  5. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  6. 2 6 oz. Cans of tomato paste
  7. 1 15 oz. Can of tomato sauce
  8. 1 28 oz. Can of crushed tomatoes
  9. 1 1/2 c. water
  10. 2 tbsp. Sugar
  11. 1 ½ tsp. Basil
  12. ½ tsp. Fennel
  13. 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  14. ½ tsp. Oregano
  15. ½ tsp. Salt
  16. ¼ tsp. Pepper
  17. 1/2 tsp. Red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Add the olive oil in a large heavy bottomed pot or dutch oven. Brown the Italian sausage and onion over medium-high heat. Once the meat is almost brown and the onions are turning translucent drain the fat and ad the pepperoni and garlic. Continue stirring frequently so that the pepperoni and garlic do not burn. Cook for a minute or two. Add the tomato paste, tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes. Stir to combine. Add in the water, sugar and seasonings. Bring the sauce to a boil and then lower the heat to low and cover. Continue to cook on low for 2 hours stirring occasionally. If the sauce thickens up to much add another ½ cup of water.
  2. Use the sauce in your favorite pasta dish or store in air tight containers in your freezer until ready to use. Defrost frozen sauce in the refrigerator overnight and then heat through on the stove.
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If you love a little heat in your meals then this is the meat sauce for your pasta. All you have to do is run into your local Walmart and grab the ingredients to make this sauce and some Barilla® pasta to serve it on and you will have one great meal to share with your loved ones.

 

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla. The opinions and text are all mine.

 


A Mother’s Day Dinner – Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija

by Jennifer Wieland
Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

 

I love celebrating Mother’s Day! As a child I used to go to the florist a block down and buy my mom some flowers I picked out and bought with my money. I smile every time I get a hand-picked bouquet from my yard from my kids. I love getting the homemade cards and school projects or the calls from the older ones to tell me they’re thinking of me. Mother’s Day is a truly special day for moms and mother figures everywhere. So celebrate them with a Mother’s Day dinner made by you. This ​Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija is a perfectly easy way to cook a meal for that special mom in your life.

My paternal grandma was Mexican, my paternal great-grandma was Creole and my maternal grandma was Irish who married a Sicilian man and learned to cook Italian for him. We would spend holidays when I was growing up loading up in the car and driving into the city to see my paternal grandma and great-grandma. They would always have food ready and we’d eat tamales or molé and then head upstairs and have some Creole food. We’d follow that up with a drive back towards our house and to my maternal grandma’s house. She’d make the best lasagna with homemade gravy and sfinghis with us kids for dessert. I was so excited to find this recipe from Barilla®! For me this ​Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija is a great way to honor all of them. It has the flavors of Mexico with the heat of Creole cooking and the pasta of Italy.

 Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.

Ingredients:

1 Pkg, Barilla Spaghetti

1 Tbsp, Extra virgin olive oil

1 Lb. Ground Beef

½ Can, Chili Chipotle

1 Can (28oz) Crushed Tomatoes

Salt and pepper to taste

½ Cup, diced Poblano (optional)

½ Cup, cotija cheese

Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, meanwhile sauté beef in olive oil for 4-5 minutes or until browned and crumbled.

Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.

Add the chipotle and poblano sauté for 1 minute. (I puree them in the food processor.)

Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.

Add the crushed tomatoes, 1 cup of water and season with salt and pepper; simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain and toss with the hot sauce, top with the cheese before serving.

Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija a spicy way to celebrate mom with some fusion cooking.

 If the moms in your life love food with a kick then this will be a hit and it’s so quick and easy to make anyone can make mom a great meal! Ready to make it yourself? Then head to your local Walmart store and pick up some Barilla® pasta.

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

 

Mediterranean Shrimp and Pasta

by Jennifer Wieland
Mediterranean Shrimp and Pasta

I am notorious for loving to bake but sometimes I hate to cook. I dislike it on busy days where I have to run here, there and everywhere and just don’t want to have to even bother. That is one of the reasons why I have been trying to get better at using my slow cooker (Check out my attempts here and here.) but even with that, there are still those days when take out is just such an easy option and I tend to fall prey to it. That’s where this recipe comes into my life. I love quick and easy dinners, the kind that you can throw together in under half an hour and avoids wasting time, money and countless unnecessary calories from fast food. It’s a meal that I have the ingredients for on hand here in the refrigerator and cabinets. The family also loves it, well except for the girl child because she decided a month or so ago that she no longer eats pasta or anything cooked with pasta. This dish is Mediterranean Shrimp and Pasta and not only does it cook up quickly it is also a very hands free dish. Which is perfect for helping the kids with homework at the table while I cook.

To make this dish easier I buy already peeled and deveined raw shrimp. That way when I use it I only need to remove the tails before I start cooking. This can be a really big help on the prep time. I also like using sun-dried tomatoes and jarred marinated, roasted red peppers since both are easily kept in supply here. I know some people only use fresh but for me I like being able to keep jarred on hand to make life quicker and easier.

Mediterranean Shrimp and Pasta

Mediterranean Shrimp and Pasta
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2017 calories
182 g
1140 g
80 g
135 g
47 g
826 g
4739 g
7 g
3 g
27 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
826g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2017
Calories from Fat 708
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 80g
124%
Saturated Fat 47g
234%
Trans Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Cholesterol 1140mg
380%
Sodium 4739mg
197%
Total Carbohydrates 182g
61%
Dietary Fiber 9g
35%
Sugars 7g
Protein 135g
Vitamin A
80%
Vitamin C
35%
Calcium
52%
Iron
30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 8 oz. farfalle pasta
  2. 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and tail removed
  3. 6 tbsp. butter
  4. 1/3 c. diced marinated roasted red peppers
  5. 1 tbsp. chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  6. 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  7. 1 clove of minced garlic
  8. black pepper to taste
  9. fresh chopped parsley (optional)
Instructions
  1. Boil water and cook pasta while the oven is heating and the shrimp is cooking.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup. On the baking sheet add butter, red peppers, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic and pepper. Place the pan in the oven so that the butter can melt. Once the butter is melted then take the pan out and make sure that the whole pan is covered with the melted butter. Add the shrimp to the pan in a single layer and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  3. When the pasta is done drain it and the add the shrimp, butter and the rest of the ingredients to the pasta pot. Toss together, sprinkle with parsley and then serve.
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