Tomato-Alfredo Bowtie Bolognese
(Recipe by Miranda Mowbray, Biting Life)
Ingredients (serves 4):
1 box bowtie pasta
1lb lean ground beef
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 cup fat-free milk
1 cup parmesan cheese
dash of cayenne pepper
2/3 cup tomato sauce
red pepper flakes
dried parsley (or fresh if you have it)
Cook pasta according to package directions.
In a large pot, cook beef and garlic over medium-high heat with canola oil.
Meanwhile, make the Alfredo sauce.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Turn the heat down to low and add flour. Start whisking immediately, and continue for about 1 minute.
Slowly (very slowly) add milk to the flour mixture, whisking continuously for about 3 minutes.
Add parmesan cheese to the pan and continue whisking until sauce thickens up.
Turn off the heat and add salt, pepper, and cayenne.
Mix together the pasta, tomato sauce, Alfredo, red pepper flakes, and parsley into the pot with the beef.
Add more salt if needed.
Serve immediately and enjoy!