When it comes to food fusions, this one may be one of the most unique! It is a take on rich and savory Italian bolognese with subtle hint of Asian flavors. I found this recipe to be such a comfort and can be paired with your favorite spaghetti or Asian noodles.
First, we want to sauté our diced onions, carrots, and celery with 1/2 tbsp of sesame oil. Mix well. Next we are going to add the protein. I like to add 1 lb of ground beef and 1 lb of Italian sausage. Take your spatula and break down your meat into small pieces. When your meat is broken down, add 1 tbsp of minced garlic.
Next, we are going to season our meat with 1 tsp of salt, pepper, and ground ginger. The next ingredient is the secret ingredient….Gojuchang chili paste. Add 1-2 heaping tablespoons of this into your pot. This is in replacement of tomato paste. It adds a mild sweet heat to the dish.
For the liquids, add 1/4 cup of red wine, 1/2 cup of beef broth, and 16 Oz of crushed tomatoes. Let this simmer and add 1tsp of crushed fennel seeds and 2 bay leaves. Finally let this sit on low heat for about 10 minutes. Lastly, toss in your favorite pasta or noodles and serve in your favorite bowl!
Asian Inspired Bolognese
- 1/2 Cup Diced Onions
- 1/2 Cup Diced Celery
- 1/2 Cup Diced Carrots
- 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1/2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
- 1 Lb Ground Beef
- 1 Lb Ground Italian Sausage
- 1 Tsp Each: Salt, Pepper, Ground Ginger, Fennel, 2 Bay Leaves
- 1-2 Tbsp Gojuchang Chili Paste
- 16 Oz Crushed Tomatoes
- 1/4 Cup Red Wine
- 1/2 Cup Beef Broth
- 1 Box Pasta of Choice
- In a large pot on medium to high heat, sauté your carrots, onion, and celery in sesame oil.
- Add your beef and Italian sausage and break it up into small pieces. Once the meat is incorporated with your veggies, add your garlic, salt, pepper, and ground ginger. Put in 1-2 tbsp of Gojuchang chili paste into the pot and mix well.
- For your liquids, pour in your red wine, beef broth, and crushed tomatoes. Once that is all mixed together reduce the heat and let simmer. Add in your ground fennel and bay leaves and heat on low.
- Toss in your favorite pasta or noodles and mix and enjoy!
Alecia Ramirez says
This looks wonderful I can’t wait to make it… those noodles have caught my eye I’ve never seen them before… could you let me know what they are called please