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Asian Bolognese

February 18, 2010

~ Mary ~


A couple years ago we went to a Thanksgiving cooking class at Red Light which was hosted by their executive chef Jackie Chen.  The theme was an Asian inspired T-day menu and this was one of the side dishes.


It may seem a little off-beat, but I assure you it has extraordinary flavor!  We think next time there might be a bun involved and call it an Asian Sloppy Joe – fusion cooking at its finest 😉



Asian Bolognese


In a mixing bowl mix together:

     1 pound Ground Pork

     1 Tbsp Minced Garlic

     1 Tbsp Minced Ginger

     2 tsp Sesame Oil

     3 Tbsp Soy Sauce

     2 Tbsp Sherry

     3 Diced Scallions – save a little for garnish


Mix well then saute over med-high heat until cooked through, skim off any grease then add:

     1 1/4 Cups Tomato Puree or Crushed Tomatoes

     1 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce


Let simmer 20 min.  While simmering blanch:

     1 Pound Green Beans.


Place on platter and pour bolognese over the top.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2010 10:12 am

    Excellent fusion recipe – I love this Bolognese with the Asian twist and can’t wait to give it a try!

  2. February 18, 2010 8:33 pm

    Beautiful. Love the flavors of that meat sauce and it’s not only for pasta anymore.

  3. February 18, 2010 9:10 pm

    Hey Mary, love the side dish. Very unusual combo. I’d bet it tastes wonderful! You should enter it in Reeni’s side dish showdown.

  4. February 18, 2010 11:36 pm

    This is really an odd recipe but looking at the ingredient list, how bad could it be? Very original and innovative. If it has sriracha in it I know I will love it! Thanks for sharing it Mary.

  5. February 19, 2010 12:09 am

    What a pretty dish! I’m not familiar with Sriracha Sauce. I’ll have to Google it.


  6. February 19, 2010 9:13 am

    WHat a great idea to put over green beans! A well combined meal. Delicious!

  7. Pat permalink
    February 19, 2010 9:23 am

    Wow! That’s unusual, especially for Thanksgiving! Probably not something the pilgrims included, ya think? I’ll definitely give it a try…..maybe over rice? Never mind, I’ll do the beans….much healthier!

  8. February 19, 2010 2:40 pm

    These are flavors are wonderful! East meets west equals delicious!

  9. February 20, 2010 9:59 am

    Beautiful and delicious! I love the ingredients. I love green beans. This will be perfect for my dinner with rice.

  10. Beth permalink
    February 21, 2010 3:39 pm

    Rice noodles with toasted sesame seeds/oil would be a great alongside the sauce/beans

  11. February 22, 2010 8:58 am

    This looks wonderful. I will definitely try it!

  12. February 22, 2010 12:29 pm

    I love the way this looks.. saw it on food with style and went wow!!! The recipe is going in my file as I am crazy about all the ingredients and never put them together!!!

  13. February 24, 2010 1:37 am

    Almost like a popular Szechuan dish to me where they wok-fry long/green beans with minced meat.

  14. February 24, 2010 12:15 pm

    Very nice dish – great flavor combo and not too difficult. And as always, a beautiful photo. Thanks, Mary!

  15. March 28, 2010 6:56 pm

    made this tonight, and it was incredible. great way to go carb-free, as well. thanks for the recipe! 🙂 i may just toss some leftovers over some brown rice or soba noodles. yum.

    • foododelmundo permalink
      March 28, 2010 9:03 pm

      SO glad you liked it AND that you told us about it!
      I think the noodles would be a stellar addition.

  16. September 29, 2010 4:51 pm

    I was SHOCKINGLY impressed by this recipe. Double thumbs up.

    • foododelmundo permalink
      September 29, 2010 6:58 pm

      FABULOUS! Chef Jackie Chen is amazing at simple, but powerful dishes. Does that mean you made it and ate it?

  17. brannyboilsover permalink
    September 29, 2010 7:02 pm

    Yes I did. Just updated my blog with it!


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