Super Bowl Recipe: Nachos alla Bolognese

Here’s another great recipe that is perfect for watching the big game.  This is a full-fat variation of my far healthier Italian Nachos.

Nachos alla Bolognese
Recipe Type: Appetiser
Author: Stuart Reb Donald
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Serves: 2-4
  • 1 pound bowtie pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 12 ounces marinara or tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Cooking oil
  • 1 TBL sliced green olives
  • Salt, pepper and Red chili flakes to taste.
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Thoroughly dry the pasta with paper towels. Make sure all moisture is removed.
  2. Preheat oven to 450.
  3. In a large skillet season the ground beef and brown. Add the marinara and simmer for roughly 20 minutes to make Bolognese.
  4. In a small pot or deep fryer heat the oil. In small batches, deep fry the pasta until crunchy, roughly seven minutes stirring as needed.
  5. On an oven safe plate layer the fried pasta, Bolognese and cheese to resemble nachos then place in the oven. When sauce bubbles and cheese is melted it is ready to serve.
  6. Garnish with red chili flakes and/or olives.

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