Cavaletti with Meat Sauce

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Stir in tomatoes,their liquid and remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to low. Partially cover and simmer tomato-meat mixture for 35 minutes,stirring occasionally.

Step 5

Prepare meat sauce and dough;cut dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into 15-inch rope.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

Place Cavatelli in single layer on floured,cloth towels. Dry 2 hours before cooking.

Step 8

In saucepan,heat boiling water,salt and oil. Add cavatelli and cook until tender but firm(for about 10 minutes).

Step 9

Drain well and arrange on heated platter. Spoon heated meat sauce over cooked cavatelli. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

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