Cooking with Love

Friday, August 15, 2008

Viva Italia

Yes. I know. Everybody is eating chinese these days. Sleeping chinese. Even speaking chinese...
But when you want a quick and easy meal that is both satisfying and tasty...Italy takes the gold medal in my opinion.
Nothing is better than a plate of pasta and a small salad on the side. And of course...we cannot forget the wine. No italian dinner is perfect without the old vino.
A very inmportant tip regarding cooking with wine. Do not ever cook with a wine you wouldn't want to drink. The very Best Pasta Meat Sauce ( just cuz I don't know how to spell bolognes)

1 Onion, chopped
4 -5 garlice cloves, minced
Olive Oil
500 grams minced meat
1 cup dry red wine
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 cup water
1 Tbs. brown sugar
3-4 bay leaves
salt to taste

Saute onion till begins to be transparent. Add the garlic and stir. Add meat and cook till brown. Add 1 cup wine and cook till most of the liwuids are gone.
Add rest of ingrediennts and cook on low heat for an hour.
Serve over your favorite pasta.
Sprinkle with parmesan.


Anonymous said...

Yum! You're right! Nothing better than some pasta and a side of salad. ;-)


prettybaker said...

Hi!! How are you feeling? Hope recuperation is fast!