Eastern Mediterranean Bolognese

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Ingredients Quantities
Cavatelli pasta (12 ounces packs) 12 packages
Extra virgin olive oil 4 tbsp
Meat loaf mix (ground beef, pork and veal) 6 lb
Finely chopped white onion 2 cups
Tomato paste 1 1/2 cups
Paprika 540 g 6 tbsp
McCormick® Gourmet Mint Leaves 3 tbsp
Red Pepper, Crushed 350 g 4 1/2 tbsp
Kitchen Basics Chicken Cooking Stock 1 qt
Kitchen Basics Chicken Cooking Stock 1 cup
Chopped cucumber 6 cups
Chopped tomato 6 cups
Torn fresh mint leaves 2 cups
Plain Greek yogurt 6 cups
Water 280 mL
Clove garlic, minced 6 each


Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain well.

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. Season with salt and pepper to taste; 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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