Pork Soffritto and Pasta
This unbelievable Pork Soffritto and Pasta recipes blends a traditional Italian soffritto mixture with tender pieces of pork. It creates a rich sauce to top your favorite pasta.
Traditional soffritto can be made various ways. Again, each family has their own special ingredient to add to the flavor of this mixture. A soffritto is the base for many different Italian favorites. It can be used in pasta sauces, soups, risottos and stews.
This Pork Soffritto and Pasta recipe will be a memorable one. Enjoy!
3 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbls of butter
1/2 lb of pancetta, diced
1 pound of pork stew meat
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/4 cup of fresh flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped
1 8oz can of tomato paste
1/2 cup of red wine
1 15oz can of tomato sauce
1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 Tbls of sugar
4 sage leaves
1 Tbls of fresh rosemary, chopped
6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
1 pound of spaghetti or your favorite pasta
1/2 cup of fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the oil and the butter in a large saucepan.
Add the pancetta and pork and cook until the pancetta is crisp and the pork in browned all over.
With a slotted spoon, remove the pork and pancetta and drain on a paper towel.
Add the onions, carrots, celery, garlic and parsley and sauté for 10 to 12 minutes until the veggies are slightly tender. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for around five minutes.
Stir in the wine and cook a few minutes more.
Add the tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, sugar, sage, rosemary, basil, salt and pepper.
Bring the tomato mixture to a boil then reduce to a very low simmer.
Add the pork and pancetta back into the pan.
Cover and cook for at least 1 hour or more until the pork is tender. The longer the better.
Just before the sauce is finished, cook the pasta in 6 quarts of boiling salted water until al dente. Around 10 to 12 minutes.
Drain and plate the pasta.
Top with the pork mixture and serve with Parmesan cheese.
Serves 4 people
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