Wagon Wheels with Tomato Ale Sauce

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Wagon Wheels with Tomato Ale Sauce
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Wagon Wheels, Rotini or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
  • 1/3 pound country-style turkey sausage, casing removed, broken into pieces
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, mashed
  • 1 cup of ale or beer, flat
  • 1 28- oz. can low-sodium tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 small bay leaf

Preparation

Preparation

1 In a large saucepan, cook the sausage over medium heat.

2 Remove sausage with a slotted spoon and reserve. Add oil, onion and garlic to pan.

3 Cook over medium heat until onions are translucent.

4 Add the remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for 1 hour, stirring occassionally.

5 Remove bay leaf and add the reserved sausage.

6 over low heat for 1 hour, stirring occassionally. Remove bay leaf and add the reserved sausage. Simmer until the sausage is heated through, approximately 5 minutes.

7 Toss pasta with sauce and serve with French bread.

Source: National Pasta Association