I suppose I'm not looking for recipes, specifically, but DH and I are planning to do a basic pasta-and-sauce dinner next week (trying to use up pantry stuff, and we have both in large quantities!). We thought it would be nice, though, to try something a little different with it. In particular, we'd like to try a different kind of meat than our usual ground beef.
We've made meatballs before, and I've found recipes that use ground pork sausage and ground Italian sausage, but I'm trying to come up with something a little more unusual. We tossed around the idea of chopping up some andouille sausage or something similar, but I've been poking around online for other ideas and just can't find anything.
So, e-hellions, do you have any suggestions for a non-ground-meat meat that would go well in a pasta sauce? The only restriction I can think of is that DH has both mushroom and seafood intolerances, so we wouldn't be able to do that. (If you have yummy sauces that use either of those, though, feel free to post--other e-hellions may still benefit!)