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Easy Beef Ragu over Cauliflower gnocchi



Is there anything better than a big plate of pasta? How about one that is healthy and extremely low carb?



Olive oil

1 box of mirepoix from Trader Joes (or 2 cups diced onion, carrots, and celery)

1 lb grass-fed beef

Salt and Pepper

4 cloves of garlic (or 4 frozen cubes from Trader Joes)

2 tsp chopped rosemary

1 28oz jar of marinara (@raos is my favorite)

2 cups of chicken broth

3-4 tbsp balsamic vinegar

¼ cup chopped basil

2 tbsp butter

1 bag of Trader Joes cauli-gnocchi (can also use whatever pasta you want!!)



1.       In a large skillet, heat olive oil (how much is up to you!- can also use olive oil spray if watching calories) over medium high heat and add diced veggies (if you don’t like a chunky ragu then keep veggies cut super small).

2.       Season with salt and pepper and sauté until tender! Approximately 15 minutes.

3.       Add garlic cloves and cook until fragrant and melted (if using frozen).

4.       Make a well in the center of skillet that is large enough to add ground beef. Add beef. Add rosemary and more salt and pepper. Let brown on one side and slowly break apart (I love using this meat masher).

5.       Add marinara. Pour chicken broth into marinara jar and shake it up to get all remaining sauce and pour into skillet. Bring to a boil.

6.       Reduce heat. Add balsamic vinegar and simmer on low until thickened. Approximately 15-20 min. Stir in ½ of the basil. Taste and season accordingly.

7.       In a separate skillet, heat butter over high heat. Add cauli-gnocchi and toss to cover in butter. Let sit until browned on one side. Flip and let sit again until brown on other side.

8.       Assemble pasta, ragu, and top with fresh chopped basil.

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