Turkey and Fennel Tomato Sauce
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup onion, small dice
- 1/2 fennel bulb
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1/8-1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 pound pasta
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
To prepare the fennel, first cut off the green stalks, then cut the fennel bulb in half from top to bottom. Reserve one half for another use.
Cut the remaining half in half again, from top to bottom. Cut out the tough core.
Thinly slice the fennel into strips.
Saute the onion, garlic and fennel in the hot oil till they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
Add the ground turkey, breaking up into small bits.
Season the mixture with the red pepper flakes, oregano, nutmeg and salt and pepper.
Stir to combine and cook till the meat is almost fully cooked.
Add both cans of tomatoes and cook till heated through. Season to taste.
Serve over hot pasta and top with Parmesan cheese.
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