Porco Sauce over Pepper Cheese Spaghetti

Posted by francis keyser Monday, August 24, 2009
Taste Level: VG
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10-15 min.
Cook Time: 25-30 min.
Difficulty: 1

A pretty easy sauce I came up with because I did not feel like making a meat loaf idea I had. I was going to make this inside out stuffed bell pepper meat loaf I thought up but I was just exhausted so I started grabbing all of our needed to be used items out of the refrigerator and just started chopping. By the time I was done chopping I figured I would just make a pasta sauce because you just have to turn on the stove top and stir now and then. I felt I had enough energy to get up when a timer went off and stirred. That is one thing I love about sauces. If you get use to cooking them you can tell by smell and time when you have to do something to them. So it allows you to lay on the couch with your feet up and zone out until an alarm goes off or you smell the aroma of "that will be burning soon." Zo really liked this sauce and I liked it enough to use the sauce to make myself a spaghetti sandwich the next day for lunch. The sandwich was especially good with some fresh mozzarella sprinkled over the top.

Ingredients:
Meat sauce
1 1/4 lb hot Italian Sausage links (cut into 1-1 1/2 inch slices)
3 slices prosciutto (chopped)
2 slices pancetta Italian style dry cured bacon (chopped)
1 cup button mushrooms (sliced)
1/3 cup red onion (Juliane then halved)
1/4 of a red bell pepper (diced)
1/2 of a green bell pepper (diced)
1 jalapeno (seeded, veined, diced)
1 clove garlic (minced)
20 Kalamata olives (halved)
3 Campari tomatoes
1 tbsp fresh chives
2 tbsp fresh basil
1/2 tsp fresh thyme (diced)
1/2 tsp fresh oregano (diced)

Tomato Sauce
12 oz tomato sauce
2 slices prosciutto (diced)
1/4 cup 1 tbsp shallots (diced)
1 green onion (diced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
2 Campari Tomatoes (diced)
1 tsp fresh rosemary (diced)
1/2 tsp fresh thyme (diced)
1/3 cup figs (diced)
1/8 tsp brown sugar
kosher salt (to taste)
fresh crack pepper (to taste)
1 1/2 tbsp cup olive oil

Pasta
4 servings wheat spaghetti
1/2 tsp Parmesan (grated)
1/2 tsp Romano (grated)
Fresh Crack Pepper (to taste)
1/4 tsp olive oil

Pasta
Cook pasta according to directions on package. Once cooked drain and then stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and keep warm until ready to use.

Tomato Sauce
Heat olive oil in small sauce pan over medium heat. Saute prosciutto, garlic, shallot and green onion in oil until garlic is golden (3-5 min,) add the rest of the ingredients and bring to simmer stirring frequently. Let simmer 10 minutes.

Meat Sauce
Over medium heat in a large sauce pan stir together prosciutto, pancetta, Italian sausage, onion, garlic, mushrooms, bell peppers and Jalapeno, cover and let cook 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining ingredients, turn heat to medium high and cook uncovered for 5 minutes. Stir tomato sauce into meat sauce and let simmer for 10-15 minutes uncovered.

Spoon sauce over pasta and serve warm with fresh garlic bread and red wine.

1 Responses to Porco Sauce over Pepper Cheese Spaghetti

  1. Chef Shari Says:
  2. sounds wonderful and always looking for a new recipe with pasta, I love my new pasta maker! Thanks for sharing

     

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