Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tagliatelle & Meatballs

Hi ya'll! this week we've been on kind of a pasta kick. First we had the chicken and basil pesto and now this. We weren't very good cooks this time though. We used store bought pasta instead of making our own.. As much fun as it is to make our own pasta, we just didn't have the time for it this time.. The hubs had some tests coming up so he didn't have much time for cooking.
Tagliatelle & Meatballs in a red wine sauce

2 cups white bread crumbs
2/3 cup milk
12 shallots, chopped
4 cups ground beef
1 tsp paprika
salt and pepper

Red wine sauce:
2 tbs butter
8 tbs oil oil
3 cups slice wild mushrooms
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
7/8 cup beef stock
2/3 cup red wine
4 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 tbs tomato paste
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper

Put the bread crumbs into a bowl and pour over the milk. Let soak for 30 minutes.

To make the sauce, heat half the butter and half the oil in a pan over low heat. Add mushrooms and cook for about 4 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the stock and wine; cook for 15 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato past, sugar, and basil. Season to taste with salt an pepper then cook for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix shallots, beef and paprika with breadcrumbs; season to taste with salt and pepper. Shape into 12 meatballs.

Heat remaining oil and butter in a skillet, add meatballs; cook until browned. Transfer to casserole dish, pour sauce over meatballs, cover and cook for 30 minutes.

Remove meatballs from oven and pour over prepared pasta

Eat and Enjoy!

Whats your favorite pasta dish?


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