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Cooking with the Diesel mechanic

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 89GMCSuburban, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Alright...hope you beeyatches like Italian...if you don't, give yourself a hand....in the face.

    OK! Items:

    1 lb. lean beef
    carrots
    onion
    celery
    3 tbsp. Olive Oil (extra virgin)
    1/2 cup of red wine (Preferably a dry one, cabarnet maybe...or your favorite)
    4 cups beef stock (or broth)
    28 oz. can/jar of tomatoes
    spices

    Start by chopping up celery/carrots/onions and put into a skillet with 3 tbsp. of olive oil.

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    Cook/sautee until onion carmelizes (yellows). Put in beef...

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    and brown, season to taste. Once brown, add 1/2 cup wine to deglaze.

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    When it starts to evaporate, add tomatoes (juice and all). Cook for 10 minutes and break up tomatoes while stirring.

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    After the 10 minutes add beef broth.

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    Simmer sauce up to 3 hours (uncovered) till sauce is thick (or the consistency you like) Enjoy!

    And yes, I changed pans for more room...didn't think that skillet could hack it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2006
  2. Corey 78K5

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    Now that looks good.
     
  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    mmmmmmmm....... damn tasty... cooking with this diesel mechanic is a little simpler.. lol
     
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    Looks good, but where is the minced garlic? It should have gone in with the onions. (sorry, I love garlic)
     
  5. 89GMCSuburban

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    It went in with the broth. I don't sautee garlic much anymore, I prefer it roasted or slow cooked.
     
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    Ok I have to ask is this a pasta sauce or what cause I have to cook next shift and I think the guys at work would love this. Also how many guys would this recipe feed?
     
  7. 89GMCSuburban

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    It's a meat sauce for pasta. It's a good base for a whole lot of anything you want to do!

    I'd say it feeds four...unless they like a lot of sauce on their pasta, then you need more.....

    It can vary in consistency, but it's not like stuff out of a can...this is more meaty than tomatoey..haha..if that makes sense. If you want more tomato, you can add a can of unmolested tomato sauce to increase it, but this is more original italian Ragu.
     
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    Very well then:D
     
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    damn yall are making me feel bad, cooking with me consists of steak, bratwurst, mashed potatoes and rice...

    im gonna have to try this one though it looks freakin good!
     
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    I'm gonna have to give that a try. Looks great.
     
  11. 89GMCSuburban

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    Dooo eeet! My curse is I eat half the sauce before it's done because it's like an awesome soup before it boils down into the sauce.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. Looks like it would be great as a soup. Or You could play with it and use different types of meat. Game meat is really good in Italian cooking, especially venison, elk and rabbit.
     

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