Turkey meat sauce is by far one of my favourite meals of all time, especially great for those cold days when a salad just won’t cut it. Also perfect for making ahead of time and dividing into containers for your weekly lunches or dinners. I could cook this meat sauce with my eyes closed. It is delicious yet simple to make and very nutrient-dense.
Another great thing about this turkey meat sauce is that you can make it a little different every time by playing with the meat type, cook time, herbs, spices, tomato sauce (raw tomatoes or marinara) and wines that you’re using. I make this at least once a week, and each time I vary some of these things, it comes out slightly different. It’s always delicious, though.
Turkey Meat Sauce (Bolognese Style)Print Recipe
- 2 pounds of ground turkey
- 1-2 sweet onions, chopped
- 1-2 carrots, shredded
- 3-5 cloves of garlic
- Fresh or dried herbs: basil, oregano, parsley - as much as you like
- 1 tablespoon (or more) of Worcestershire sauce
- 2/3 cups of red or white wine, or both mixed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 28-ounce can/jar of marinara sauce or raw canned (chopped or pureed) tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon of olive or avocado oil
- Heat oil in a large pot. Add onions and carrots and sauté for about 10 minutes or until they start to get soft and fragrant. For the last minute, add garlic and mix.
- Add ground turkey; using a wooden spatula, break it down into tiny pieces and incorporate well with onions, carrots and garlic. Cook until all turkey turns grey throughout the pot.
- Add all your spices, fresh herbs, wine, Worcestershire. Mix well. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Try not to remove the lid to allow all the flavours to stay in the pot.
- Add marinara sauce or chopped/pureed raw tomatoes and mix well.
- Further reduce heat, cover and cook for about 1 hour when using marinara sauce and 2to 3 hours when using canned raw tomatoes).
- Serve and enjoy!