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Published February 22, 2017
Spaghetti with Elk Sauce
Elk spaghetti sauce with a garnish of smoked mozzarella cheese and basil leaves. Photo Susie Iventosch

(Serves 6 as a main dish)
INGREDIENTS
2-3 Tbsp. olive oil (plus more as needed, and can use canola oil)
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 package sliced cremini mushrooms (8-10 oz.)
1 pound ground elk
1 pound ground Italian-seasoned chicken or turkey sausage, out of the casing
3-4 leaves fresh basil, julienned
2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. marjoram
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground pepper
3/4 cup port or hearty red wine
4 whole large tomatoes, chopped
1 can tomato paste (6-ounce)
1 28-ounce can finely-diced
tomatoes in juice
1-2 cup chicken broth
1 pound spaghetti pasta
Garnish
1 cup freshly grated parmesan
Fresh basil leaves or small sprigs
Smoked fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS
Heat oil in a large frying pan, and add onions and garlic. SautĒ over medium heat, until onions are translucent. Add mushrooms, parsley, basil, Italian seasoning, marjoram, paprika, salt and pepper and cook just until mushrooms begin to soften. Add both the chicken sausage and the ground elk, and cook until meats are completely cooked and beginning to brown. Add a little more oil as needed. Once meat is completely cooked, add wine and fresh tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Now add tomato paste and canned diced tomatoes with juices and stir well. Add enough chicken broth to arrive at desired thickness. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
Cook pasta to al dente and drain well. Toss pasta with almost all of the pasta sauce, but reserve a cup or so to spoon over the top of each serving. Garnish generously with freshly grated parmesan, and if desired, a few slices of smoked mozzarella. Add a sprig of basil for a final touch serve with warm French or crusty Italian bread.


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