Pasta with butter and grated cheese are okay… But a more sophisticated accompaniment is also nice. Between the bolognese and the arrabbiata, this pasta sauce is a killer, and this is without a doubt the best I’ve ever eaten !
Gleb gave me an idea recently, and I’ve decided to start a new category of posts : “Gleb is cooking”. I’m lucky enough to have a boyfriend who loves to cook (and eat) and his recipes deserve to be on this blog. I’m more of a pastries and desserts kind of girl, whereas he excels at cooking salty dishes. We were made for each other, weren’t we ? 😉
Enough talking, let’s take a closer look at this delicious pasta sauce…
To cook this pasta sauce, you’ll need (for 4 persons) :
- 3 to 5 onions, depending on their size
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 5 big button mushrooms
- 5 garlic cloves
- 100g of diced bacon (smoked if possible)
- 500g of ground beef
- a can of tomato sauce
- red pesto
- white wine
- olive oil
- pasta of your choice
1 – Slice the onions and sauté them in a pan with some olive oil. Simmer on low heat during a few minutes.
2 – Meanwhile, wash and cut all the other vegetables : the bell peppers, the mushrooms and the garlic. Put them in a plate with the bacon.
3 – Go back to your onions and pour the equivalent of a glass bottom of white wine into the pan.
4 – Add the vegetables and the bacon, as well as a drizzle of olive oil and leave to reduce over low heat during ten minutes.
5 – Then, add the ground beef, the tomato sauce and three tbsp of red pesto. Season with salt and pepper and mix everything well.
6 – Simmer uncovered over low heat for approximately twenty minutes, and use this time to cook your pasta !
Bon appétit !