This tasty pasta dish brings a classic meat sauce of Italy together with the exotic spices and authentic flavors of Turkeys traditional manti dumplings. Spooned over tender cavatelli pasta, Eastern Mediterranean Bolognese is topped with a cool yogurt, cucumbers, tomatoes, and fresh mint.
Main Recipe | Serves 4
2 packages cavatelli pasta, 12 ounces
2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
1 pound meatloaf mix (ground beef, pork, and veal)
Meanwhile, heat oil large skillet on medium heat. Add meat loaf mix, onion, tomato paste, paprika, dried mint, and red pepper; cook and stir 7 to 8 minutes or until meat is browned. Add stock; simmer 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.
Mix cucumbers, tomatoes, and fresh mint in medium bowl; set aside. Mix yogurt, water and garlic with whisk until well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve bolognese over cavatelli.
Top with yogurt sauce and cucumber tomato mixture.
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