Well, this is a classic saturday lunch meal in the south of Italy.
I have to say, this not something I use to cook…but my mom (which still lives in the south) does it very often, so I asked her to make a pic so I can post the recipe to you!
She was very enthusiast about having something she made on the internet…even though she barely knows what internet is and of course she does’t speack a single english word…so let me thank her in italian….GRAZIE MAMMA PER LA RICETTA!
here is the recipe!
800 gr (1.7 pound) pasta ….fettucine or pappardelle
500 gr (17 oz) ricotta cheese
500 gr (17 oz) smoked mozzarella
500 gr (17 oz) ground beef
3 kg ( 6.6 pounds) tomatoes sauce
4 tsp olive oil
grated parmesan cheese
PLEASE NOTE :
smoked mozzarella cheese we buy here is fresh and full of milk, it is not dried…so it is heaviest.
If you use dried smoked mozzarella I guess you’ll need less then 17 oz!
1) in a large pan heat the oil and add the beef.
let it stir and then add some wine and let it evaporates.
add the tomatoes puree and let it cook for two hours.
2) Cook pasta a couple of minutes less then pack instructions.
Once is cooked put in a large bowl and mix a little amount of the beef sauce, and the ricotta. Mix well
3) take a big baking pan and put some sauce on the bottom
Place one layer of pasta across the entire bottom of the bakin
Put the beef sauce on it and sprinkle some greted parmesan, add shredded smoked mozzarella cheese.
cover with another layer of pasta and finish with remaining sauce and grated parmesan
4) put in the oven at 200 C° 390 F° for 20/30 minutes
better if prepared in advance…