Friday, January 6, 2012

True Italian Spaghetti Sauce and Pasta!

Forget what you've learned about making tomato meat sauce, this is the best!  Believe me it's the best, and if you listen to me it will improve your sex life, honest!!!

Recipe for four:
1 packet of good quality pasta
1 pound ground beef
1 red onion, finely diced
5 cloves garlic, very finely diced
1 12 oz can Eden crushed tomatoes, pureed
1 12 oz can of beef stock
1 T tomato paste
1 T fresh rosemary, very finely chopped
1 t chili flakes
2 T butter
2 c red wine, reduced

Set the oven at 350*  In a roasting pan, pour the pureed tomatoes and the stock, and cover with tin foil or a lid.  Note: If you're using foil, don't let the tomatoes touch the foil, tomatoes are acid and will eat the foil and affect the taste...  Cook for 2 hours.

After the tomatoes have cooked for about an hour and a half, start cooking the onions, chili flakes and garlic in a hot pan with lots of olive oil and butter, and saute then caramelize.  When finished, add the ground beef, and turn up the heat and cook it, stirring a lot.   In another pan, pour in the wine and reduce it by half.   When done, mix all the ingredients together, and lower the heat and cover.  Cook for about 45 minutes...

Boil the salted water in a large pot, and cook your pasta until ready!

Serve on warm plates, with lots of olive oil and parmesan cheese!

Bon Appetit!   Chef Hobbes

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