Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Pasta

This is a family tradition... we love this pasta... I made it for my sister & brother in law and they loved it... my son loves it.... It has all kinds of yummy things in it and it is pretty easy to make... I serve this with parmesan cheese and crusty bread. 

Christmas Pasta

1 lb. ground beef
1 link sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
3 slices bacon, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
3 tbls. brown sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbls. worchester sauce
1-2 anchovies ( or anchovy paste optional)
1/2 cup red wine
salt & pepper to taste
seasonings of your choice (I use red pepper flakes, bay leaf, Italian seasoning, sprinkle of cinnamon, parsley flakes, garlic & onion powder, seasoned salt)
1 tbls. olive oil
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1 can beef broth
1 c water
Pasta ( I usually use fettucini, but have used penne cooked al dente)
Parmesan cheese
Crusty Bread

In stockpot place olive oil, add onion, celery, carrot cook for a couple of minutes.  Add beef, sausage, and bacon cooking until meat is done, and veggie are tender.  Add red wine and deglaze pan.  Add everything (except pasta).  Bring to boil and then turn heat down to medium and simmer until sauce is thickened.  Cook pasta and drain.  Add pasta to sauce then cook for a couple of minutes.  Serve with parmesan cheese & crusty bread...  Enjoy.. Merry Christmas

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