Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: One-pot pasta with Pork and Tomato sauce.

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

One-pot pasta with pork and tomato sauce!

Sofrito Lovers,

I'm a bit of a lazy cook!  When I come across these recipes that have over 20 steps to follow I get both annoyed and intimidated! I like my cooking to be simple and easy!  I like feeling I can accomplish something in no time and get maximum results!  That's why I love it when I come across these one pot wonders from BuzzFeed Life!  

Quick, easy, and delicious!  What more do you need?  Watch it, cook it, taste it, and Buen Provecho!

One-Pot Pasta with Pork and Tomato Sauce

Makes 4 servings

Estimated active time: 10 minutes
Estimated total time: 30 minutes

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 pound ground pork
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes
2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
8 ounces dry bucatini pasta
1 5-ounce bag baby spinach
4 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated, plus more for serving

Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the ground pork and use a wooden spoon to break it up and spread it over the bottom of the pan, then season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the pork is lightly browned on all sides. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, just until the garlic is fragrant, about a minute. Add the tomato paste and oregano and stir to coat the pork and vegetables with the paste. Add the crushed tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, chicken stock, and ½ cup water. Season with more salt and pepper and stir everything together.

Add the bucatini and make sure it’s submerged in the liquid. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer. Cover the pot and cook for 10 minutes. Uncover the pot and stir the bucatini, then cover and cook for an additional 5 to 8 minutes, until the pasta is cooked al dente. When the pasta is cooked, add the spinach and Parmesan cheese and cook, stirring constantly, just until the spinach is wilted and the cheese is melted.

Serve immediately, with more Parmesan cheese.

Recipe by Christine Byrne

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