It’s good to vary issues up and there are such a lot of scrumptious Italian pasta recipes with floor meat ragu, not simply spaghetti Bolognese or lasagna!
What’s the distinction between Bolognese and meat sauce?
The essential identify for a pasta meat sauce in Italy is ‘ragu’. However, there are various kinds of Italian ragu. Bolognese is one sort of ragu or meat sauce that comes from Bologna in Emilia-Romagna, therefore the identify!
Curiously, the individuals of Bologna usually check with their model of meat sauce as simply ‘ragu’. Restaurant menus there listing it as tagliatelle al ragu alla Bolognese or just tagliatelle al ragu. Tagliatelle is the standard pasta for ragu in Bologna, not spaghetti!
There’s really an official recipe for ragu alla Bolognese which the Bologna department of the Italian Academy of Delicacies submitted to the Bologna Chamber of Commerce on October seventeenth, 1982. You possibly can learn extra about this recipe and the way to make it on my tagliatelle Bolognese put up.
Forms of ragu in Italy.
There are two foremost kinds of Italian meat sauce or ragu. The primary is made with floor meat which could be beef, pork, veal, lamb or sausage meat or a mix of two or 3 of these. Then there are pasta meat sauces which have bigger cuts of meat like steak or braising beef, pork fillet, sport, prosciutto, sausages, rabbit, duck, lamb and even pork ribs. Once more, some sauces comprise multiple sort of meat.
Most Italian ragu recipes are made with tomatoes however some usually are not. Italians name these ragu bianco, that means chicken sauce. There are additionally some white or tomato meat sauces with cream.
Pasta recipes for leftover meat sauce or Bolognese.
The perfect pasta dishes to make use of your leftover Bolognese or meat sauce are those who produce other elements in or with the sauce. These recipes not solely make a pleasant change from simply pasta with meat sauce, however additionally they work very well for those who don’t have sufficient leftover sauce to serve it alone. Beneath are a number of the recipes I like to make use of my leftover ragu in.
These recipes work with any floor meat pasta sauce however not sauces with bigger cuts of meat. The latter are greatest simply served once more with freshly cooked pasta. Though, you’ll be able to at all times change the pasta form to make it completely different!
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Italians name this dish pasta alla Montecarlo. This can be a up to date Italian beef ragu recipe historically made by combining a straightforward floor beef ragu with recent cream and basil pesto. Nonetheless, any leftover Bolognese or floor meat sauce works too. That is an extremely wealthy and flavourful sauce that you could serve with brief or lengthy pasta.
Historically made with Bolognese, you can also make this pasta pie with different kinds of floor meat ragu. This household favorite is a pastry encased pasta pie full of tortellini, meat sauce and grated Parmigiano. It’s scrumptious eaten heat or chilly. Good for picnics and potlucks too.
Rigatoni pasticciati is a pasta pie with pastry from Trentino Alto-Adige, the Northern Italy mountain area that borders with Austria. It’s made with rigatoni, floor meat ragu, sautéed mushrooms and grated cheese all inside a shortcrust pastry case. It truly is a superb means to make use of up leftover meat sauce or Bolognese!
This scrumptious second conventional recipe from Trentino-Alto Adige has meat sauce or Bolognese in addition to peas, ham, cream and onions. It’s often served with pasta tubes corresponding to rigatoni, elicoidali, penne rigate or sedani.
This scrumptious double sauce pasta recipe from Tuscany is a singular and delicous means to make use of up leftover ragu. Referred to as Tuscan pasta tordellata, this deconstructed model of a conventional tortelli recipe tastes pretty much as good because the crammed pasta dish, with much less work! Made with ragu, ricotta and Swiss chard.
The bottom sauce for this conventional Sicilian baked anellleti is a ragu like Bolognese however with peas. Nonetheless, you can also make this dish with any floor meat sauce and add peas while you reheat it. The opposite elements other than anelletti pasta are cooked ham, breadcrumbs, and cheese corresponding to caciocavallo and parmigiano or pecorino.
On this critically scrumptious do-it-yourself pasta recipe from Abruzzo, the recent pasta sheets are crammed and lined with a floor meat and sausage ragu after which baked. Nonetheless, you should use different kinds of meat sauce to make this tremendous different to lasagna!
Different methods to make use of up your leftover meat sauce or Bolognese.
Aside from the recipes above you’ll be able to practically at all times make a easy baked pasta along with your leftover meat sauce. Simply warmth the sauce, combine it with some cooked pasta in an oven dish. High it with some grated parmigiano and/or mozzarella and bake within the oven till the highest will get crispy.
When you have frozen your leftover Bolognese or floor meat sauce, let it defrost earlier than reheating. Frozen sauce is nice for about 3 months if frozen in a sealed container or bag.
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