Fire Roasted Tomato Pasta

If you're tuning in to Kansas City Live this morning, you'll surely see the co-owner and face of Sneaky Greens, Laura, cooking up this delicious recipe! Tune in live here.

Well, friends, we're finally on the verge of those dreaded cold weather months—our summer gardens have been all but picked over and we're forced to put our dreams of chilled salads and fresh berries on hold. But late autumn and winter at least provides us an opportunity to cook all those things that warm our families' bellies and hearts, so it's not all bad. This fantastic recipe for fire roasted tomato pasta is a certified family favorite and is easy enough to throw together on a weeknight. Remember not to skimp on the seasoning or the parmesan and go the extra mile with some crusty bread or a humble green leaf salad.

Ingredients

  • Half pound of local ground pork
  • Half pound of local ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms 
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • Olive oil
  • 1 large can of fire roasted tomatoes 
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb. whole wheat orzo
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Sneaky Greens Garlic Shaker
  • Sneaky Greens Himalayan Pink Salt Grinder
  • Sneaky Greens Black Pepper Grinder
  • Sneaky Greens Onion Shaker
  • Sneaky Greens Pizza My Heart Shaker

Directions

  1. Crush and chop two fresh garlic cloves. Combine pork and beef and add to a ziplock bag with a coating of olive oil, fresh garlic, and 2 generous teaspoons of Pizza My Heart. Marinate overnight or for at least 2 hours. 
  2. Cook orzo pasta until al dente in a pot of salted water. Drain, rinse under cold water, and set aside. 
  3. Add marinated meat to a large sauté pan.  Add a few shakes of Sneaky Greens Salt, Sneaky Greens Pepper, and Sneaky Greens Onion while cooking. When the meat has cooked through, transfer to a paper towel to drain. 
  4. In the same pan, add a touch of olive oil and all of the veggies except the kale. 
  5. Sauté veggies for 5 minutes or until they start to soften.
  6. Add the large can of fire roasted tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. 
  7. Allow the mixture to simmer and reduce for 3 minutes. 
  8. Add meat, pasta, and 1 cup of rough chopped kale to the mixture. Stir to combine. 
  9. Add a lid and allow the kale to wilt. Two to three minutes should do the trick. 
  10. Plate your pasta and don't forget to add a little fresh parmesan and several shakes of Pizza My Heart.