Bucatini with Eggplant, Beef, and Mascarpone


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braise a small chuck roast in chicken stock for a few hours until its just 
falling apart left and right. meanwhile, roast an eggplant in the oven until
it collapses on itself and starts to look like a really large raisin. allow to
cool. when the beef is done, strain off the stock and pour into a food
processor. add the soft eggplant flesh and a couple of clove of garlic and
give it a spin until it is super smooth. strain into a large pot with the now
shredded beef and a few tablespoons of tomato paste. add in some paprika
and crushed red pepper flakes. then simmer for for a bit and stir in some
mascarpone cheese. meanwhile, bring some salted water to a boil, and cook
the bucatini until just done. stir the noodles into the sauce to finish cooking.
check seasoning for salt and pepper. plate up with some chopped parsley
and a drizzle of good olive oil.

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Sara said...

Yum, this looks so delicious! Great flavors, and gorgeous photos! :)

Anonymous said...

oh god.
there are no words.
that looks too good.

Katie @ saltpig canteen said...

Love bucatini pasta, it picks up the flavour and sauce really well! Thanks for sharing this recipe

Heidi @foodiecrush said...

I had never had bucatini before I tried a recipe from Giada DeLaurentis but now am a total fan of the holey, drapey pasta. Your recipe sounds like its right up my alley, a little veg, a little meat, all goo.

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