Meatless “Meat” Sauce with Chickpeas and Mushrooms
SERVES8 to 12 (Makes 6 cups, enough for 2 lbs pasta)
SEASON 18To Meat or Not to Meat (Sauce)
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
To create a vegetarian version of a savory, unctuous tomato-meat sauce, we started with cremini mushrooms and tomato paste—both rich sources of savory flavor. Extra-virgin olive oil did double duty, enriching the sauce and helping toast the...