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Bucatini All'Amatriciana Recipe

Bucatini All'Amatriciana is a popular Continental Side Dish
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On :
Wednesday, 8 June, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Continental Recipe
Technique :
Slow Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • For All'Amatriciana Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp - Olive oil
  • 170 g - pancetta, diced
  • 1- Onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves- Garlic minced
  • A pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups - crushed Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/2 tsp - freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup - grated pecorino romano
  • For meatballs:
  • 1- Onion grated
  • 1/2 cup+ 1/4 cup - for garnish, chopped fresh Parsley
  • 2/3 cup + 1/4 for garnish, grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup -breadcrumbs
  • 1- Egg
  • 2 tbsp - ketchup
  • 3 Cloves - Garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp - red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • 1/2 tsp - black pepper powder
  • 1 cup - ground Beef
  • 1 cup - ground veal
  • Smoked mozzarella cheese, cut into 16 (1/2-inch) cubes
  • 450 g - bucatini or any other Pasta
  • How to Make Bucatini All'Amatriciana:

    1. For the sauce:
    2. In a large heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
    3. Add the pancetta and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes.
    4. Using a slotted spoon, remove the pancetta and reserve. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes.
    5. Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
    6. Add the tomatoes, salt, black pepper, and the cooked pancetta.
    7. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat, for about 15 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
    8. Stir in the cheese and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
    9. For the meatballs:
    10. Position an oven rack in the lower 1/3 of the oven.
    11. Preheat the oven to 200C.
    12. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    13. In a large bowl, combine the onion, parsley, parmesan, bread crumbs, egg, ketchup, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
    14. Add the beef and veal. Using your hands, combine all ingredients gently but thoroughly.
    15. Shape the meat mixture into 16 (1-1/2-inch-diameter) meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet.
    16. Make a hole in the centre of each meatball and place a cube of mozzarella inside.
    17. Reform the meatball so that the mozzarella is completely covered with the meat mixture.
    18. Bake the meatballs for 15 minutes until cooked through.
    19. For the pasta:
    20. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.
    21. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
    22. For serving:
    23. Place the pasta in a serving bowl. Add the meatballs and sauce.
    24. Toss gently and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and parmesan.
    25. Recipe Courtesy: Mareena's Recipe Collections


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