Macaroni Shirataki with Meat Sauce

Macaroni Shirataki with Meat Sauce
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Macaroni Shirataki
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Dash red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme (or a pinch of dried)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, chopped (or a ½ teaspoon of dried)
  • 2½ cups canned chunky tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Heat olive oil in a very large skillet on medium heat.
  3. Add the chopped onion, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened.
  4. Add the garlic, fresh thyme, season with salt and pepper. Cook for an additional minute until the garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Heat a large cast iron pan on high heat. Salt the bottom of the pan generously. Once the pan is hot, break up small chunks of ground beef and add them to the pan, without stirring. ( work in batches; do not crowd the pan.) You want the meat to get well browned. If the pan is too hot and the meat is burning, not browning, take the pan off the heat for a little, and reduce the heat to medium high.
  6. Once the meat is browned on one side (a couple of minutes), use a metal spatula to flip the meat over to brown on the other side. At this point, assuming you are using a cast iron pan, you can remove the pan from the heat. The residual heat in the pan will finish cooking the meat.
  7. Use a slotted spoon to lift the meat from the cast iron pan and add it to the pan with the seasoned onions.
  8. Add tomato sauce. Use the edge of your metal spatula to break up the bigger chunks of meat into smaller pieces.
  9. Add basil.
  10. Add a teaspoon of sugar. Bring to a simmer on low heat, let cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  11. Once the sauce has simmered for 15 minutes, adjust seasonings. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add a little more sugar if the sauce is too acidic.
  12. Add more tomato sauce if the sauce is a little dry.
  13. Stir in the Macaroni Shirataki. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
Notes
You may use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef.

 

 

Hamburger and Macaroni Shirataki

Hamburger and Macaroni Shirataki
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped (or mixed chopped green onion greens and yellow onion)
  • Olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Dash crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 large can (28 ounce) of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 package Macaroni Shirataki
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Macaroni Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. In a skillet, brown the ground beef in a tablespoon of olive oil on high heat. Stir only infrequently so that the ground beef has an opportunity to brown.
  3. In a large skillet, sauté chopped onion with a tablespoon of olive oil on medium high heat.
  4. Add the ground beef and lower the heat to medium.
  5. Add a dash of crushed red pepper,seasoned salt,celery seed,canned tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Mix in the Macaroni Shirataki and parsley.

 

Macaroni Shirataki and Beef Casserole

Macaroni Shirataki and Beef Casserole
Recipe type: Beef,Casseroles
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 package Macaroni Shirataki Noodles
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, plus more for brushing pan
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 assorted bell peppers, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1¾ cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Fresh ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly oil a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking dish.
  2. Drain and rinse the Macaroni Shirataki Noodles. Place on paper towels to dry till needed.
  3. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet, over moderately high heat and brown beef, stirring, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a bowl, reserving skillet.
  5. Cook onion in skillet, over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add peppers and cook, stirring, until peppers are just tender, about 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute.
  8. Return beef to skillet with tomatoes and Worcestershire and bring to a simmer.
  9. Toss meat mixture with 1 cup cheese and pasta to combine well and spoon into prepared baking dish.
  10. Sprinkle remaining ¾ cup cheese over top and bake in middle of oven, until golden on top and bubbling, about 20 minutes.
  11. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.