Pappardelle Alla Bolognese with | Harissa

Pappardelle Alla Bolognese with | Harissa


 Pappardelle pasta or fettuccine pasta.   

Marinara Sauce Large number 10 can of canned San Marzano tomatoes (DOP Certified) 

 4 Tablesoons of harissa 

 4 Sprigs of fresh thyme 

5 Sprigs of Italian parsley with stems 

 4 Springs of basil 

 1 Small red onion chopped 

 1 small can of anchovies in oil 

 10 Cloves of garlic 

 4 Cups of grated Parmesan cheese 

 4 Cups of grated Pecorino Romano cheese 

 1 cup of olive oil 

 1 Teaspoon of ground black pepper 

 1 Teaspoon of sea salt   

Ingredients for the Bolognese:   

 3 lbs of hamburger 

 1 small red onion grated 

 1 cup of chopped parsley 

 3 cloves of garlic chopped 

 1 tablespoon of Harissa 

 2 teaspoons of Pimenton De La Vera or sweet Paprika 

 1 cup of olive oil   


 To make the marinara, pour the olive oil in a large pot, add the anchovies and the oil of the anchovies. Let the anchovies dissolve then add the onions, and the garlic, cook until translucent. Add the canned tomatoes, the parsley whole, thyme, basil, Harissa, salt and pepper. Let cook on medium heat for a couple of hours or until all the tomatoes are soft. Put through a hand cranked food mill and set aside. 

 To make the hamburger, pour the olive oil in a pan, add the onions and garlic and cook until soft. Add the hamburger, paprika, parsley, Harissa and cook until it is the consistency of Bolognese. Add two cups of the marinara sauce and cook for another 5 minutes. 

 For the Pappardelle pasta, fill a pot with water, add salt. When the water starts to boil, add the pasta and let cook until it is almost cooked or eighty percent cooked. Add some of the pasta water to the Bolognese and toss in the pasta and cook for a minute. The pasta will absorb some of the sauce. Plate the pasta and grate some Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese on the pasta. Drizzle some olive oil to finish it.   

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