Paprika Spiced Tomato & Meat Sauce over Avocado

Recipe makes 6 to 8 appetizer portions

 1 Sweet Onion, finely chopped

8 ounces Ground Beef or Bison

3 cloves Garlic, thinly sliced

2 tsp Smoked Paprika

2 Tb Red Wine

15 ounce can Muir Glen Roasted Crushed Tomatoes

2 Avocado, skin removed and avocado cut into quarters

2 Tb Fresh Basil or Parsley, chopped

Heat a sauce pot over medium high heat; when hot add enough grapeseed oil to coat the bottom of the pot. Add the onion and sauté until golden. Stir in the ground meat and sauté, using a chopping motions with the spatula to break up the meat, until cooked through. Stir in the garlic and paprika; sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the wine and tomatoes and bring sauce to a simmer.

Place a piece of avocado in a small, shallow serving dish. Ladle some of the hot meat sauce on top and garnish with the fresh herbs.


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