Neopolitan Genovese pasta sauce

    15 min

    Classic southern Italian pasta sauce made with beef mince, carrots and onion sautéed in olive oil with white wine and seasoning. Serve over hot cooked penne or farfalle pasta, and buon appetito!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 120ml olive oil
    • 450g lean minced beef
    • 3 carrots, diced
    • 1/2 onion, minced
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • 3 tablespoons white wine

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Heat olive oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Cook beef, stirring to break up clumps, until it begins to brown. Stir in carrots, onion, salt and pepper. Continue to stir and cook until vegetables begin to soften and meat juices run clear, 5 minutes. Pour in wine and cook one minute more. Serve.

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    Four stars only because this is worth trying. It _is_ simple, obviously, but also very fast. Try extra virgin olive oil or - if you have some - spiced olive oil (i.e. with hot peppers in it for flavour). This was good on fusili but could work on spaghetti too. Added some basil and parsley to the mix, you could add hot pepper flakes for heat.  -  24 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    By itself this recipe was very bland. However, after adding quite a bit of Louisiana hot sauce, it tasted delicious. Goes very well with pasta.  -  16 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I read other posts and searched out more imput on other ingredients to make less bland. I used 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 tsp dried marjoram, 1/2 tsp fennel seed and grated parmesan on top after complete. Because I added other ingredients to recipe makes a 4 not a 5, but with ingredients the rating is a 5. Good stuff.  -  01 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)