Bison Sausage Ragù

Bison Sausage Ragù
Staff Writer

Jane Bruce

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. 

Notes

Prep Time: 20 minutes, Cook Time: 2 hours

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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

248 kcal

Daily value:

12%

Servings:

8
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 28 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 7 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 108 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 5 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 10 IU
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Alcohol, ethyl 3 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 2 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Betaine 3 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 43 mg
  • Carotene, beta 4 µg
  • Cholesterol 36 mg
  • Choline, total 52 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 2 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 3 g
  • Folate, DFE 17 µg
  • Folate, food 17 µg
  • Folate, total 25 µg
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 7 µg
  • Lycopene 25 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 36 mg
  • Niacin 2 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 154 mg
  • Potassium, K 201 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin dimers 3 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Retinol 2 µg
  • Selenium, Se 16 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 525 mg
  • Starch 2 g
  • Sugars, total 1 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 112 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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