Sweet potato noodle bolognese is a tribute to traditional Italian cuisine, with a grain-free plot twist. Vegetable noodles are pasta’s heroic substitute – long golden tendrils that add nutrient density to every dish – and the perfect bed for a bubbling beef sauce pulled from the flame.
Sweet Potato Noodle Bolognese:
Sweet potato noodles:
- 1 package (16 ounces) of sweet potato noodles, or 2 sweet potatoes spiralized
- 2 teaspoons avocado or extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- 2 teaspoons avocado oil
- 1 yellow onion, small dice
- 1 pound organic grass-fed ground beef
- 1/2 tablespoon dried rosemary
- 1 & 1/2 cups favorite tomato sauce
- Sea salt and ground pepper for seasoning
- Spiralizer (optional)
- Frying pan
- Medium saucepan, with lid
- Food processor
To make the bolognese sauce, warm the avocado oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the diced onion, a pinch of salt, and cook for about 10 minutes, using a spatula to regularly flip and keep the onions from burning. Set aside.
In a separate or now-empty frying pan, cook the ground beef, dried rosemary, and another small pinch of salt over medium-high heat until the beef is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Use a spatula during the cooking process to break up the ground beef. Return the onions to the frying pan and fold into the cooked beef. Set aside.
To prepare the noodles, heat the avocado oil in a medium saucepan. Add the noodles and cook, stirring regularly to keep them from tangling, for 5 minutes.
Add the filtered water and cover the saucepan, allowing the noodles to steam cook for an additional 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.
Once the noodles have cooked, add the onions, ground beef, tomato sauce, and as much cashew cheese seasoning as desired, incorporating the noodles and bolognese sauce completely. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
Serve this sweet potato noodle bolognese hot.
Nutrition & Notes:
- High quality protein sources (like the organic, grass-fed beef in this recipe) help support metabolic detoxification in your body. The term “detoxify” is used to describe the physiological processes taking place in your body right now that are converting toxins into compounds that are then removed via waste. Remember, toxins come from our water, food, air, and products we regularly use.
- When it comes to detoxification, most people think of their liver as the main detoxifying organ, but your kidneys, sweat glands, lymphatic system and large intestine are also key players. So why is high-quality protein an important component of detoxification? Amino acids (which combine to form proteins) bind to toxins in your liver to help facilitate their removal. That’s why it’s important to consume high quality protein sources that support your organs as they manage your body’s toxic load.
- When choosing olive oil, look for brands like Lucini Italia, which contain 100% olives (no other oils are blended to dilute the product).
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