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Hearty Spaghetti with Pork

Hearty Spaghetti with Pork

This boasts a sauce made with bacon, ground pork, pork sausage, wine, and just the right amount of spices.

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 3/4 pound pork sausage, bulk
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 3 (14 1/2 ounce) cans Italian-style tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 12 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon, reserving drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  2. In reserved drippings cook pork, sausage, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium-high heat until meat is browned and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Drain well.
  3. Add wine; bring to boiling; lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in the bacon, undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, brown sugar, basil, thyme and bay leaves. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until desired consistency. Remove bay leaves.
  5. Serve with hot cooked spaghetti.

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 1 hr 20 min | Servings: 6

Serving Suggestions: Pork is the meat of choice in a classic simmered Bolognese sauce. Try this simple formula—it will become a favorite. Extra sauce freezes nicely.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 540 Protein: 29 grams Fat: 27 grams Sodium: 1150 milligrams Cholesterol: 85 milligrams Saturated Fat: 10 grams Carbohydrates: 39 grams

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): National Pork Board - porkbeinspired.com