Tomato Basil Zucchini Pasta

One of the most important aspects of a good spaghetti sauce is having meat in it.  Whether it be ground beef or ground turkey….it is a must.  To spice it up, I used grass-fed buffalo meat which is a wonderfully lean and flavorful choice.  I used up the rest of my tomatoes and created a delicious sauce as well!

Ingredients

4-5 servings

1 lb ground grass-fed buffalo

1/2 white onion minced

3 large tomatoes

1 6 oz can Tomato Paste

1/2 cup to 3/4 water

7-8 leaves fresh basil minced

4 Tbs Olive Oil

1/2 Tbs Oregano

1/2 Tbs Italian Seasoning

1 clove Garlic minced

a good shake of Salt, pepper, garlic powder

2 Large Zucchinis

  1. Cut tomatoes in half place in baking dish with 2 Tbs olive oil, salt, garlic powder and oregano.  Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes. IMG_7801
  2. In a blender, add roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 Tbs olive oil and 1/2 Tbs Italian Seasoning . Pulse for 10 seconds.
  3. Pour into a pot and set to a simmer (low medium heat), Add water slowly.
  4. Chop up onion, garlic and basil (mince).  Add to the sauce. Let simmer for 20 minutes.  Stirring occasionally. IMG_7802
  5. While that cooks, in a separate pan start browning buffalo meat on medium heat. Add to sauce when cooked.
  6. For the zucchini, I cut into thin strips by using a cheese slicer.  Otherwise using a sharp knife and a steady hand will work.  OR even better is a fancy veggie spiralizer.
  7. Boil zucchini noodles in a sauce pan with 2-3 cups of water for 5-7 minutes or until tender.
  8. Assemble a bed of noodles and a thick coat of tomato sauce! Enjoy!
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