Cavaletti with Meat Sauce
- Yield: 4
- Servings: 4
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 35m
- Ready In: 45m
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Cavaletti with meat sauce. Very delicious Italian recipe.Easy to cook!
- meat sauce (see recipe below)
- pasta dough(recipe follows)
- 4 quarts (4L) water
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- grated Parmesan cheese
- For Meat Sauce:2 tablespoons olive oil1 pound (480 g) ground beef
- 1 medium yellow onion,peeled and chopped
- 1 garlic clove,peeled and minced
- 16 oz (480- g ) tomatoes
- 12 oz (360 g) tomato paste
- 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons oregano leaves
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 bay leaf,crumbled
- For Homemade Pasta Dough:2 cups (500 g) all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) water
- 2 eggs,beaten
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
To Make Pasta Dough: In a large mixing bowl,combine 1 cup all-purpose flour and remaining ingredients. Using a mixer,beat at low speed for 2 minutes,occasionally scrapping the bowl.
Using a wooden spoon,stir in remaining all-purpose flour to make a soft dough. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic(about 10 minutes). Cover and set aside for 30 minutes.
To Make Meat sauce: In Dutch oven over medium heat,in hot olive oil,cook ground beef,onion and garlic until meat is browned. Spoon off excess fat.
Stir in tomatoes,their liquid and remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to low. Partially cover and simmer tomato-meat mixture for 35 minutes,stirring occasionally.
Prepare meat sauce and dough;cut dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into 15-inch rope.
Cut ropes into 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) pieces. Press each piece in center;draw finger toward you to flatten slightly and curl ends.
Place Cavatelli in single layer on floured,cloth towels. Dry 2 hours before cooking.
In saucepan,heat boiling water,salt and oil. Add cavatelli and cook until tender but firm(for about 10 minutes).
Drain well and arrange on heated platter. Spoon heated meat sauce over cooked cavatelli. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.