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Wegmans Braised Meat Sauce

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This yummy American recipe can be served as main dish and I am sure it will become your favorite dish.
Ingredients
  Stew beef 1 Pound
  Veal shanks 1 3⁄4 Pound
  Country style pork ribs 2 1⁄4 Pound (bone-in)
  Pan searing flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Wegmans)
  Bacon strips 4 Ounce, dice
  Mirepoix 8 Ounce (chopped celery, onion and carrots, Food You Feel Good About)
  Garlic 2 Tablespoon, chop (Food You Feel Good About)
  Fresh oregano 1 Tablespoon, chop
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon sticks 2 Medium
  Dry white wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Crushed tomatoes 56 Ounce (Italian Classics Crushed Tomatoes with Italian Herbs 2 cans)
  Beef stock 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Food You Feel Good About Beef Culinary Stock)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh basil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chop
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Dice the bacon, chop the fresh oregano and fresh basil, chop the garlic, set aside.
3. Dust all meat with pan-searing flour; pat off excess.

MAKING
4. Cook bacon in large braising pan or roasting pan on medium heat for, 3-5 minutes, until brown and crisp, remove bacon, set aside.
5. Brown meat lightly on all sides in bacon drippings for 5-8 minutes, remove meat, set aside.
6. Add vegetables and garlic to pan; cook, stirring for 3-5 min minutes or until brown. Stir in oregano, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
7. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits on bottom of pan. Cook 3-5 min to slightly reduce to syrupy consistency.
8. Add tomatoes and stock; return meat and bacon to pan.
9. Bring to simmer; cover. Place pan on center rack of oven you can place baking sheet under pan to catch over spill, braise for 1 1/2 hours.
10. Take braising pan out of oven. Remove shank and ribs.
11. Flake meat off bones using a tong, return meat to pan.
12. Add milk and basil and simmer 15 min.

SERVING
13. Serve the meat sauce along with rigatoni pasta and sprinkle some pecorino romano cheese on top.

Things You Will Need
Braising pan
Tong

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
150 Minutes
Ready In: 
180 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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