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:

284 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:

14%

Servings:

8
  • Fat 170g 261%
  • Carbs 61g 20%
  • Saturated 60g 302%
  • Fiber 21g 83%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 35g
  • Monounsaturated 65g
  • Polyunsaturated 25g
  • Protein 109g 218%
  • Cholesterol 442mg 147%
  • Sodium 5,236mg 218%
  • Calcium 1,237mg 124%
  • Magnesium 236mg 59%
  • Potassium 3,868mg 111%
  • Iron 13mg 71%
  • Zinc 15mg 101%
  • Phosphorus 1,440mg 206%
  • Vitamin A 1,128µg 125%
  • Vitamin C 147mg 245%
  • Thiamin (B1) 6mg 383%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 106%
  • Niacin (B3) 32mg 160%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 107%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 176µg 44%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 87%
  • Vitamin D 7µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 13mg 66%
  • Vitamin K 421µg 526%
MORE FROM EDAMAM Have a question about nutritional data? Let us know.
Rate this Recipe

Bring your favorite dish to our table

Join the Daily Meal's Community and Share your Thoughts

The Daily Meal Editors and Community Say...