1/4 c Extra-virgin olive oil Small carrot Small onion Small celery stk Large garlic clove 1 lb Italian sausage 1/3 lb Ground beef 6 1/2 oz Pancetta; diced 1/2 ts Salt 1/2 ts Freshly ground pepper 1/4 ts Freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 c Dry red wine 1/2 c Tomato paste 1 c Italian tomatoes; chopped 2 TB Parsley
Directions Christmas Pasta Sauce How to Make
How to prepare Christmas Pasta Sauce
Total Time: 37 minutes
Soak the porcini in warm water for at least 1/2 hour.
Remove from the water, squeeze dry and
2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan or flameproof casserole, heat the olive oil over moderate heat. te.
Add the carrot, onion, and celery and saute until the onion is golden about 4 minutes. Add the garlic
and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute
Add the sausage, ground beef, and pancetta to the pan
Add the sausage, ground beef, and pancetta to the pan. Cook over moderate heat, stirring to break up the meat until the beef and sausage is no longer pink.
Drain off any fat. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
Pour in the red wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until it evaporates,
Pour in the red wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until it evaporates, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste, tomatoes, porcini, and 1/2 cup of warm water. Simmer for 30 minutes. If the sauce gets too thick, add a little more water. (The recipe can be made to this point up to 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate; reheat before serving.) Add the parsley just before serving.
1/2,1 oz dried porcini mushrooms * Finely chopped This is the other recipe I described. According to the author, this ragu from Emilia Romagna is served by many Italians with the traditional pasta course at Christmas. It is really good. Enjoy-
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