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Anyone know what this is called?

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MrsMuddle Wed 26-Sep-07 22:06:53

I had a lovely pasta sauce in a restaurant last week, and I want to make it for friends on Friday, but I don't know what it's called, so I can't look it up.

The pasta was papardelle, and the tomato based sauce had bits of really tender beef, red wine and chilli.

It really was more than a sum of its parts, though. There must have been some secret ingredients in it.

Can anyone find me a recipe, please? (If it's just called pasta with a beef, chilli and red wine sauce, I will be very embarrassed!)

brandnewhelsy Wed 26-Sep-07 22:08:21

Could you call the restaurant and ask?

StarryStarryNight Wed 26-Sep-07 22:10:20

Sounds like Amatriciana Sauce smile

2 tbsp Olive oil
200g unsmoked streaky bacon, chopped
2 medium Onions, finely chopped
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
400g tin chopped tomatoes
50ml Red wine
1/2 tsp dried Oregano
175g rigatoni or dried penne
25g Butter
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

WotsZePoint Wed 26-Sep-07 22:11:04

hot chilli beef and red wine pasta? grin
chilli and red wine (with small tasty beef bits) and pasta? grin

I don't know. Does it need a name? Just say its an old family secret recipe!

WotsZePoint Wed 26-Sep-07 22:11:54

agree with Amatriciana, that sounds right Starry.
Bacon not beef.

StarryStarryNight Wed 26-Sep-07 22:13:29

<waves at Wotz>

WotsZePoint Wed 26-Sep-07 22:15:28

<<waves at starry>> smile

slim22 Wed 26-Sep-07 22:21:54

Sounds like ragu which is a good old proper meat sauce (bolognaise for common mortals)

slim22 Wed 26-Sep-07 22:25:32,1678,RC.html

MrsMuddle Wed 26-Sep-07 22:27:22

No, definitely not bacon. I think it maybe was a classic ragu - but no liver or pork in it. Do you think I could call the restaurant and just ask for the recipe? Would they think I'm a nutter?

StarryStarryNight Thu 27-Sep-07 10:35:06

could they have substituted bacon for beef in the amatriciana? sorry for harping on about that sauce, but I love it, and the subtle spicy chili flavour!

slim22 Fri 28-Sep-07 11:12:52

no you are right, ammatriciana is made with bacon (or rather pancetta) and chili

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