Meat Sauce Recipe
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Mention an Italian meat sauce recipe, pre foodie evolution, and every body would automatically think, "Spaghetti and Meatballs". Not anymore! We're braking out the secret vault of family recipes for meat sauces and one that originated in the town of Bologna, the home of the traditional Bolognese sauce recipe.
In fact there the traditional Bolognese sauce recipe registered in 1982 by the Bolognese delegation of Accademia Italiana della Cucina and consists of beef and veal stock with pancetta mixed with a variety of vegetables such as celery, onions and carrots. The broth is blended with the sautéed meat then added is a touch of milk or cream.
In addition to the traditional meat sauces we've got a selection of exotic meat sauce recipes that will feed that foodie hunger that's always looking for something creative and nouveau to tantalize the palate. Try making a spaghetti with grass fed beef and heirloom tomatoes blended with fresh mozzarella.
The history of pasta tells us that most of the meats used to create Italian meat sauces were left over scraps of meat such as beef neck bones and pigs feet. This evolved into Pancetta, Prosciutto, Mortadella and Salami's. The scraps, if you were lucky enough to have them, were tossed together with a tomato or marinara sauce recipe to create a meat sauce culinary masterpiece that has been handed down from generation to generation.
Like so many Italian pasta recipes that were considered peasants food then have now become "Italian Cuisine" and much like any culture it was these types of foods made with simple ingredients that made them taste so good.
Over time great chefs and amateurs that master their own private kitchens have created exciting variations of the traditional meat sauce recipe and slathered it over a bold pasta shape such as rigatoni rigate to create a simple and pleasing, hearty meal.
Cooking Hint: A delicious Bolognese sauce recipe or meat sauce recipe can also be used in your favorite meat Lasagna recipe!
Italian Meat Sauce Recipe Made with Pork
But a basic meat sauce is not just about ground beef or veal. Don't forget the pork! It's not just for Sunday gravy anymore. An Italian-American sauce made famous by the ever popular "Sopranos" is the Sunday Pork Gravy. Look for the signed poster of the Soprano's on the wall of any Italian restaurant to find a good one. New Jersey is a great place to start.
Pork shoulder cut and seared in rich olive oil and garlic, then submerged in a bold flavored tomato sauce recipe to cook for the day. Made on Sunday to allow cooking time and "da Family gadering". It's FALL OFF THE BONE delicious!
Imagine walking to your local butcher shop every day and picking out the meats for you sauce. Having them ground fresh to make your daily meal. If you lived in Italy that's the way you'd do it at the local butcher shops and the meat is usually from the local farms.
You'd do the same for your Italian sausage whether it as sweet Italian sausage or spicy Italian sausage it was made fresh just for you.
A Southern Italian favorite is the an Italian sausage pasta sauce. Traditionally involving both sweet and spicy Italian sausage left whole and tossed into a deep red tomato sauce with green and red bell peppers and cooked till the sausage flavor infuses with the sauce.
Parmigiano is a must!
There is a dish known throughout Italy as Orchetti, Salsiccia con Rapini or Translated to Orchetti with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe. The Orchetti pasta shape means little ears and the little sausage shapes tuck into the dome shapes perfectly. Rapini,the perfect amount of heat and Olive Oil make this Italian pasta recipe a real friend and family pleaser.
Italian Pasta Sauce made with Veal
An Italian Veal sauce with a tomato base is called VEAL RAGU! And any way you look at it Veal is good meat hands down. It brings a unique flavor to the sauce and ground veal is a beautiful alternative in any Italian meat sauce recipe.
In Puglia, a region in the South of Italy but in the heel of the boot rather then the all too familiar toe, you'll be delighted to find a Orchetti al Vitello. A tradition in that region.
And veal is a must when making any of your favorite Meatball recipes.
Italian Meat Sauce with Exotic Meats:
Boar is a staple meat as well as veal in Italy. You can find it in almost any butcher shop in Italy. Not so easy to find in the United States unless you have an purveyor of exotic meats or specialty foods. But today you can find any of these meats online. So expand your imagination a little.
How does a Boar Osso Bucco sound to you?
Let's not forget Lamb. A common meat you'll find so many delicious Italian pasta recipes dressed the traditional herb, rosemarino or rosemary.
Consider a Lasagna made with Buffalo meat. A heart healthy, lean meat that is a delicious alternative to ground beef.
The list goes on and on as cardiologists across the country are buying houses in Florida over this Italian meat sauce recipe collection!
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BABY BELLA MUSHROOMS WITH GRASSFED BEEF BUCATINI:
You can taste the flavor of the beef I just love the baby bella's!
BAKED SAUSAGE CAVATELLI:
Thinking outside of the Italian pasta recipe box. Just the way we LOVE IT!
GOURMET SPAGHETTI WITH MEAT
Grass fed beef, heirloom tomatoes and chunks of fresh mozzarella. Fantastico!
MIRKO'S AMATRICIANA SAUCE WITH BUCATINI FUSILLI
A traditional Roman tomato and pancetta sauce bursting with Flavor!
SAUSAGE PASTA WITH BRUSSEL SPROUTS
A creative and delicious alternative to an old time tradition.
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