Bucatini Pasta Bolognese by Blue Apron
Servings Prep Time
2people 15minutes
Cook Time
15-25minutes
Servings Prep Time
2people 15minutes
Cook Time
15-25minutes
Ingredients
  • 10oz ground beef
  • 6oz bucatini pasta
  • 4oz brussel sprouts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2tbs grated parmesan cheese
  • 2tbs tomato paste
  • 1 shallot
Instructions
  1. Prepare the ingredients: Wash and dry the fresh produce. Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling on high. Peel and mince the garlic and shallot. Peel and small dice the carrot. Small dice the celery. Cut off and discard the stem ends of the Brussels sprouts; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise.
  2. Cook the aromatics: In a large, high-sided pan (or pot), heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the garlic, shallot, carrot, and celery; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until softened and fragrant.
  3. Add the tomato paste: Add the tomato paste to the pan, season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until dark red and fragrant.
  4. Add the beef: Add the ground beef to the pan; season with salt and pepper. Cook, frequently breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 4 to 6 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Remove from heat.
  5. Cook the pasta: While the beef cooks, add the pasta to the pot of boiling water. Cook 8 to 9 minutes, or until just shy of al dente (still slightly firm to the bite). Reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water, drain thoroughly and transfer to the pan of cooked vegetables and beef.
  6. Finish the pasta & plate your dish: Add the Brussels sprouts and 3⁄4 of the reserved pasta cooking water to the pan. Cook on medium, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until thoroughly coated. (If the sauce seems dry, gradually add the remaining pasta cooking water to achieve your desired consistency.) Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the finished pasta between 2 dishes. Garnish with the cheese. Enjoy!