Ground meats (otherwise known as mince) such as chicken, beef and turkey are generally cheaper to purchase than full cuts of meat. And they can still be a quality protein source to include in your diet.
The good thing about them is that most recipes can use any of the meats. Take this recipe for instance, we’re making a chicken bolognese, but you can swap out the ground chicken for ground turkey or ground beef and it will still work equally well.
Since pasta is a high carb food, you won’t be eating this sauce on top of it! Instead, you can choose from the following options:
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Low Carb Bolognese Sauce (Ground Chicken)
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion - diced
- 1 lb ground chicken mince
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic - or garlic oil
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon Italian herb blend
- 1 cup Water
- Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the onion and sauté until brown.
- Add the ground chicken (mince) and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring to get it to start browning.
- Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook off the paste for 1 minute, stirring it through then letting it cook a little (cooking the tomato paste removes any bitterness).
- Add the diced tomatoes, herbs, and water. Stir to combine, then once it starts to boil, turn down the heat to a simmer and cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. There should be enough liquid but if the sauce does look too dry, just add a little more water as it cooks.
- Serve with zucchini or konjac noodles, vegetables, green beans or salad. Or use as the base for enchiladas, tacos and more.
Once serve is 1/4 of recipe.
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