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).

Ingredients
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!)

Directions
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.

Serve
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!!!

2 comments:

~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?

Thanks!
Tori :)

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