Beef and Veal

Entrees that feature beef or veal

Tomato Sauce with Meatballs
Beef and Veal, Italian Food Culture, Pasta Dish, Pasta Sauces

Tomato Sauce with meatballs

While tomato sauce with meatballs is a popular dish with Americans, Italians serve it as a first course and never as an entree. Nevertheless, this family recipe is hearty, rich and delicious no matter how you serve it. I use san marzano tomatoes even though they have become hideously expensive just because I cannot skimp on the ingredients or the sauce won’t have that fresh, homemade taste. Also, grandma and mom might make a scary appearance if I change the formula, and neither of them are residing on this planet right now. Have you looked at pasta sauce ingredients? They all begin with tomato paste. Seriously? No self respecting Italian family makes their sauce using tomato paste. Tomato paste is added in small amounts, but the base of the sauce is made with 2 or 3 large cans of imported Italian plum tomatoes in juice NOT TOMATO PASTE.

Beef and Veal, Entree Dishes

Sausage Turnovers -Panzerotti

When my mom made panzerotti, she changed the traditional fried sausage turnover ┬áinto a baked one by using Pepperidge Farm puff pastry. Usually, I avoid processed foods, but family members want the panzerotti they remember, so here is the original version for all you devotees of my mother’s panzerotti. Use […]

Beef and Veal, Entree Dishes, Pasta Sauces

Genovese Sauce

I love this butter based sauce so much and everyone who ever ate it at our house always asked for the recipe, but I don’t think they ever made it. I could tell by their eyes as my mother was reciting the recipe that they already were thinking “Why did […]