Saturday, June 30, 2012
Spaghetti with Braised Beef and Sweet Sausage
This is a combo recipe. I took parts from a couple of recipes. The braised beef is from Cooks Country Italian pot roast, part of the sauce is from my original recipe found here
3-4 lbs blade chuck roast, cut into large pieces
3-4 link of Italian sausage (I used sweet and hot)
2 TBL olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 carrot chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 TBL tomato paste
2 tsp flour
1/2-3/4 red wine
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
2 fresh thyme springs
2 TBL fresh basil chopped.
In a dutch oven put about 2 TBL olive oil, add your meat and brown on all sides. Remove the meat the add 1 chopped onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 stalks of celery chopped, 1 carrot chopped. Cook until onions caramelize, then add 2 TBL tomato paste, stir until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add 2 tsp flour, stir well. Then add about 1/2 - 3/4 cup red wine (the kind you would drink) Add about 14.5oz can of tomatoes, add water if needed. Toss in 2 fresh thyme springs and 2 TBL fresh chopped basil. Place meat back into sauce cover and put in pre heated 300degree oven and cook for about 2 1/2 hours. At this point you can add some of the other sauce, heat all the way through. Cook pasta, plate and serve.
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