Ziti Alla Genovese recipe

Emma

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ZITI ALLA GENOVESE

Indulge in the rich flavors of Naples with our Ziti Alla Genovese! 🇮🇹 This classic pasta dish is a true Italian gem, braised for hours in a creamy onion sauce with tender stewed beef. 

A traditional Sunday lunch recipe straight from the heart of Italy, this dish is sure to impress your family and friends. 🍽️✨

Ingredients:

  • 14 oz ziti or other dry pasta (400 g)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/3 lbs stewing beef, cut into 2-inch chunks (600 g)
  • 4 large red onions, thinly sliced (1 kg)
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium celery stick, thinly sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (100 ml)
  • Water or beef stock as required
  • Kosher salt

For Serving:

  • Grated pecorino romano cheese
  • Black pepper
ZITI ALLA GENOVESE

Instructions:

  1. Pour a splash of olive oil into a large casserole dish or Dutch oven and heat over medium heat. Brown the beef pieces in batches until they develop a bit of color. Once all the beef is browned, return it to the pan along with the sliced vegetables. Season with salt, add the bay leaf, and pour in the white wine.
  2. Cover the dish and braise the vegetables and beef for approximately 3 hours. Check the mixture regularly and add a little water or beef stock if it starts to stick. The goal is to achieve a creamy onion sauce and beef that’s tender enough to be cut with a fork. You can shred the meat or serve it as a second course.
  3. While the beef is braising, break the ziti pasta in half and cook it in a large saucepan of salted boiling water according to the package instructions. Drain the pasta thoroughly and place it in a large bowl.
  4. Mix the cooked ziti pasta with the flavorful onion and beef sauce.
  5. Serve the Ziti Alla Genovese with grated pecorino romano cheese and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Notes or Tips:

  • For a more authentic touch, consider using earthenware for gentle braising, just like in the old days.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 478kcal | 

Carbohydrates: 58g | 

Protein: 32g | 

Fat: 11g | 

Saturated Fat: 3g | 

Cholesterol: 62mg | 

Sodium: 72mg | 

Potassium: 647mg | 

Fiber: 4g | 

Sugar: 6g | 

Vitamin A: 1704IU | 

Vitamin C: 6mg | 

Calcium: 56mg | 

Iron: 3mg

Serving Suggestions: 

Pair this exquisite Ziti Alla Genovese with a side of fresh arugula salad and a glass of robust red wine. Gather your loved ones and immerse yourselves in the heartwarming flavors of Italy! 🍷🥗🍝

Storage and Reheating:

Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Gently reheat the pasta on the stovetop over low heat to maintain its delightful creaminess.

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ZITI ALLA GENOVESE

Ziti Alla Genovese recipe

Delight in Naples’ flavors with our Ziti Alla Genovese! This classic Italian pasta, simmered in creamy onion sauce with tender beef, is a Sunday lunch gem. Impress your loved ones! 🍝🇮🇹🍖

  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 14 oz ziti or other dry pasta (400 g)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/3 lbs stewing beef, cut into 2-inch chunks (600 g)
  • 4 large red onions, thinly sliced (1 kg)
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium celery stick, thinly sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (100 ml)
  • Water or beef stock as required
  • Kosher salt
  • For Serving:
    • Grated pecorino romano cheese
    • Black pepper

Instructions

  • Brown beef, add vegetables, season, and braise with wine for 3 hours.
  • Cook and drain pasta, mix with sauce.
  • Serve with cheese and pepper.

Notes

Use earthenware for braising for authenticity.

  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Braising
  • Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of dish
  • Calories: 478kcal
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 72mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg

Keywords: Ziti, Genovese, Italian Pasta, Beef

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