Recipe courtesy of David Rocco
Total:
1 hr 40 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings, enough sauce to serve with 1 pound pasta
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
1 hr 40 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings, enough sauce to serve with 1 pound pasta
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 dried chili peppers, crushed
  • Sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 3 cups tomato sauce or La Salsa di 5 Minuti, recipe follows
  • 3 basil leaves, torn
  • Salt
La Salsa di 5 Minuti
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Dried chili peppers, crushed
  • 1 (28-ounce) can peeled plum tomatoes, pureed
  • Salt
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, torn

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

In a hot saucepan, melt the unsalted butter in the olive oil, and add the carrots, onion, celery, and chili peppers. Cook the ingredients over medium heat, until they are soft. Add a sprig of rosemary. Add the ground beef and pork, and cook until golden brown. Remove the rosemary sprig, and add the white wine. Let the wine reduce. Add the 'tomato sauce or La Salsa di 5 Minuti, and let simmer on low heat for 1 hour. Before serving, add basil leaves and salt to season. Serve immediately. 

La Salsa di 5 Minuti

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the onion, garlic, and chili peppers. Gently fry ingredients together, about 5 minutes. Add pureed plum tomatoes to saucepan. Simmer on low to medium heat for 10 minutes. Season with salt, to taste. Add basil leaves at the very end. 

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