Thursday, June 5, 2008

Turkish Spaghetti ("Etli Makarna")

The ingredients may look strange to you, but I promise this is really yummy! This is gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF), and soy-free (GFCFSF).

Gluten-free (GF) spaghetti (or other pasta; we use Tinkyada)
1/2 pound ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken...)
1 small onion, diced
~3 cloves garlic, minced (go crazy with the garlic, it's a yeast fighter!)
olive oil (or other oil for sauteeing)
~2 Tbsp. tomato paste (we use a few squirts of Amore paste)
~1 Tbsp. salt
2 shakes chili powder (I promise it's not spicy!)

Make pasta in a pot per package directions (although we cook our Tinkyada a few minutes less than they suggest on the package). In a skillet, sautee onions and garlic in oil till onions are translucent and soft. Add salt to onions. Add ground meat and brown. Add tomato paste and chili powder.

Put pasta in a bowl and spoon "sauce" on top. Note: It won't be "saucy" like American-style pasta sauce. That's okay! Eaters can mix sauce into pasta or just leave it on top.

For Those Who Aren't Casein-Free...
Put a big dallop of PLAIN yogurt on top and mix it in. I know this sounds weird, but I promise it is fantastic!!!


~M said...

Are you able to have the new So Delicious coconut milk-based yogurts? The vanilla is delicious and the "ice cream" flavors, which include a gf cookie dough, rock too!

Tori said...

Hi "M" -- yes, I've recently discovered the So Delicious. My kids like these, so it's great to have a new thing to have! Our Whole Foods has the plain flavor in stock, so maybe this week I'll try that on top?

Tori :)

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