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.

 

 

Shirataki Spaghetti with Beef and Eggplant Ragu

 

Shirataki Spaghetti with Beef and Eggplant Ragu
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Shirataki Spaghetti Noodles
  • ½ pound 92%-lean ground beef
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seed
  • 3 cups diced eggplant (about ½ medium)
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 8 ounce cans no salt added tomato sauce
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons pine nuts, toasted
  • ½ cup crumbled feta (optional)
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Spaghetti Noodles. Dry on paper towels.
  2. Meanwhile, cook beef, garlic and fennel seeds in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, until the beef is browned, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add eggplant and oil; cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggplant browns, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce and wine; cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in oregano, salt and pepper.
  6. Place pasta on serving dish; serve topped with the sauce and sprinkled with pine nuts and feta, if using.

Shirataki Spaghetti Casserole

Shirataki Spaghetti Casserole
Recipe type: Casseroles, Chicken Dishes, Gluten Free Recipes
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Ingredients
  • 1 8 ounce package Shirataki Spaghetti
  • 1 pound turkey breast or chicken breast
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1½ cups fresh sliced mushrooms, sauteed
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 16 ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 package dry spaghetti sauce mix
  • ½ cup shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup fat-free Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Rinse and drain the Shirataki Noodles under warm water. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Brown meat and onion in large skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Add mushrooms; simmer and stir 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, tomatoes and tomato sauce and simmer 5 more min.
  5. Add spaghetti sauce mix and stir.
  6. Pour mixture over Shirataki Spaghetti and mix.
  7. Pour half the mixture into large layered casserole sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  8. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and add remaining spaghetti mixture.
  9. Top with Parmesan and bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 min.