This dish could fool you into thinking it’s just another healthy recipe (and it totally is!) but it’s also rich and flavourful enough to be labelled as a comfort food as well! Serve as a hearty appetizer or as a main dish alongside a garden salad, just don’t forget the napkins, as the squiggly wiggly spaghetti squash can sometimes be a little messy!
- 1 tbsp 15ml avocado oil
- 226 g 8oz Noble Premium Bison
- Steak Cubes
- 2 tbsp 30ml olive oil
- 1 carrot finely minced
- 1 small yellow onion finely minced
- 2 stalks celery finely minced
- 3-4 cloves garlic finely minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup 59ml red wine
- 1 cup 237ml beef stock
- 2 tbsp 30ml tomato paste
- 398 ml canned chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 tsp 1.25ml dried oregano
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 large spaghetti squash
- 1/2 cup 125ml mozarella cheese
- Fresh basil for garnish
Preheat a skillet over medium high heat.
Add the avocado oil. Add the bison and cook until nicely browned on all sides – about 10 minutes.
Add the olive oil, carrot, onion, celery and garlic, and cook until fragrant – about 5 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the red wine, beef stock, tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, oregano, and bay leaf.
Stir. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer on low heat for 1 hour and 30 minutes, until the bison is tender. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
Using a sharp knife, carefully slice the squash into 1.5 inch thick rings. Remove the seeds and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. If grilling, put them on a plate to bring out to the grill. Spray with avocado oil spray, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Roast for 30 minutes per side in the oven, or grill them over direct heat for 15-20 minutes per side. To serve: spoon the bolognese into the centre of the squash rings. Top with the cheese, and broil until the cheese melts. Garnish with fresh basil.
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