Pasta with beef sauce
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This is my mother recipe and we like it very much. When we make soup from a beef shank we remove the meat from broth and we make pasta with it. The best will be with tagliatele (those flat pasta like noodles) and works well with other beef meet if you want. Has a special taste, it is not heavy for your stomach and is very easy to make.
Cuisine: Romanian
Serves: 8
  • shank 400 - 500 gr (boiled)
  • 1 large onion
  • 500 ml broth / water
  • 1 cup oil
  • 300 ml tomato juice or tomato puree (1¼ cup)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • thyme
  • oregano (optional)
  • 1 package of spaghetti / tagliatele
  1. Boil pasta in salted water, then rinse in cold running water and drain well in a sieve.
  2. For the sauce, chop and stew the onion in oil until almost melted, occasionally adding vegetable broth or hot water.
  3. When the onion is ready, add tomato juice (which should be thicker), salt, pepper and thyme and let it simmer on low heat. If you like oregano, you can use as you like, about ½ teaspoon and add the thyme as well (or more to taste).
  4. Finely chop the cooked meat with a knife or food processor (I put it in the food processor and it comes almost like paste) and add tomato sauce. Let it boil until is decreased, stirring occasionally with a spoon so it does not stick.
  5. When the sauce has decreased, but not very much pour over the pasta, mix it and bake it in a pan in the preheated oven at 180 ยบ C for up to 20 minutes.
  6. Serve with grated Parmesan and mozzarella if you want!
  7. They are delicious!
  8. Bon appetite!
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