Pasta Spezzatino

by Esther Milne September 11, 2019

Pasta Spezzatino

Ingredients

How to make Pasta Spezzatino

  1. Fill a pot with water and heat to boiling in order to make your pasta.
  2. Add some Papa Vince EVOO to a frying pan at medium heat on the stove.
  3. Add the onions & fry gently.
  4. When they start to turn golden add the beef and stir while it cooks.
  5. When the beef turns brown, add the peas and mix everything together.
  6. Add in the Papa Vince tomato sauce and stir.  Add in some black pepper if desired.
  7. Leave it to simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. When the water boils, add Papa Vince Sea Salt and then the bag of Papa Vince Busiate Pasta.
  9. Let it cook on a medium heat for 9 minutes until 'al dente', then drain the water.  You can also add cold water before draining, it will stop the pasta from continuing to cook.
  10. We like to mix some sauce into the pasta so that it absorbs the flavor.
  11. Serve the pasta topped with extra Spezzatino sauce.

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Preparation Time

Ready in:  30 minutes    Serves:  6-8 persons

Background

Pasta Spezzatino is a classic Italian recipe, named after the small cubes of beef.  That's what 'spezzatino' means, 'little cubes of meat'.  The meat is gently cooked in a rich tomato sauce and served on top of pasta.  Traditional recipes add in mushrooms & carrots but my mom & I love garden peas so that's what we use in our family and it's called 'Pasta Spezzatino e piselli'.  My mom loves this recipe and she's already looking forward to sharing her 'Spezzatino con Patate' recipe with you.  It's definitely cooking season in the Papa Vince kitchen. 

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