Bison Sausage Ragù

Jane Bruce

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound  bison breakfast sausage
  • 1 Tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  • medium onion, chopped
  • small carrot, chopped
  • 6 Tablespoons  Italian parsley, minced
  • large clove garlic, minced
  •  Pinch of  ground cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon  tomato paste
  • 1 Cup  red wine
  • One  28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, puréed with their juices
  • 1/2 Cup  grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1 Pound  cooked pasta, for serving
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste

An easy way to impart authentic flavors into a ragù is to use bison breakfast sausage. Blended with its original seasonings, it becomes a flavorful component of an already flavorfully rich Italian pasta sauce. 

Directions

In a medium sauté pan, brown the ground bison over medium-high heat, stirring often, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Remove the bison from the pan set aside in a bowl. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of excess drippings from pan and add the olive oil, onion, carrot, and parsley, and cook until the onions are golden brown, about 8 more minutes. Return the browned bison to pan, add the minced garlic, and cook for another 2 minutes.

Add the cloves, tomato paste, and half of the red wine. Simmer until the wine has evaporated, about 8-10 minutes. Add the remaining wine and tomatoes. Simmer the sauce on low, stirring frequently, until it has a medium-thick consistency, about 1 ½ hours. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve topped with cooked pasta and garnished with grated cheese.

Notes

Prep Time: 20 minutes, Cook Time: 2 hours

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

251 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:

13%

Servings:

8
  • Fat 18g 28%
  • Carbs 8g 3%
  • Saturated 6g 30%
  • Fiber 3g 10%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 7g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 12g 23%
  • Cholesterol 47mg 16%
  • Sodium 602mg 25%
  • Calcium 99mg 10%
  • Magnesium 27mg 7%
  • Potassium 477mg 14%
  • Iron 2mg 9%
  • Zinc 2mg 11%
  • Phosphorus 141mg 20%
  • Vitamin A 119µg 13%
  • Vitamin C 18mg 31%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 48%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 11%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 20%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 13%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 20µg 5%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 10%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin K 52µg 65%
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