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Pasta with Braised Beef and Baby Arugula

Not only is Disney a great place to vacation for it’s rides and shows, it’s also a great place to try fantastic restaurants!

We had an amazing pasta dish at a restaurant during our last visit

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In fact we thought it was so good we just new we had to try and recreate it when we got home!

The combination of flavors was amazing, you had the richness from the braised beef, the silkiness of homemade pasta and then a little sharp bite from the arugula that just tied it all together

Here is our adaptation

Let’s start with the braised beef.  This step can be done ahead of time

We are going to use our “go to” braised beef short rib recipe

Here I have 5 beef short ribs that I have seasoned with some kosher salt and ground black pepper

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Get a dutch oven or other heavy duty oven proof pot on a burner with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, heat until lightly smoking

And make sure to preheat your oven to 350 F

Place your ribs in the pot seasoning side down, and season the back side

Sear each side 5-6 minutes, or until a nice crust forms

Remove from the pot and set aside

Now Let’s prep the veggies

You will need 1 large onion, 2 large carrot’s, 2 celery stalks and about 4 cloves of garlic

Peel your onion and garlic, peel your carrots and trim your celery, then give every one a nice chop

Add all your veggies into the pot, season with kosher salt and ground black pepper and let simmer 8-10 minutes or until they start to get tender

Once your vegetables are tender we will deglaze  the pan with 2 cups of dry red wine (like a Cabernet)

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Deglazing basically means the liquid will hit the hot pot and loosen up all those delicious brown bits on the bottom adding more flavor

I bring this to a boil, lower the heat and simmer around 15 minutes to cook some of the alcohol off from the wine

As it simmers stir and scrape up the bottom to release extra flavor

Next add in 2 cups of stock, here I’m using chicken

Bring this to a boil then remove from the heat

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Add your ribs back in and make sure they are mostly covered with liquid

Place the covered pot in the oven and let cook for 2-2 1/2 hours or until the meat falls right off the bone when tested with a fork

These look rich and delicious!

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You can serve these whole or remove the bones and shred with a fork like I did here

I then add them back into their juices

Now let’s move onto the pasta

You can cook your favorite store bought brand, according to the directions, drain and set aside

Or you can make some fresh fettuccine like we are going to for this dish

To make homemade pasta click on our link below

Fresh Pasta Dough

We have our fettuccine, resting on a floured sheet pan

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We brought 6 cups of salted water to a boil, then we add in a couple “nests” of pasta at a time, cooking for around 3-4 minutes for al dente

Remove from the water, drain and place into a bowl

Drizzle with a bit of extra virgin olive oil to keep the pasta from sticking

Repeat until all the pasta is cooked

Next you will need about 1 1/2 cups of baby arugula, 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese and 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes

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Now it is basically time to plate the food

Place a portion of pasta in a plate or bowl, sprinkle with a handful of your baby arugula, top with a scoop of the braised beef along with some of that delicious pan juice

Sprinkle with some parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper flakes

Repeat for remaining servings

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Pasta with Braised Beef and Baby Arugula

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: Prep 35 Min, Cook 2 1/2 Hours
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

For the beef

2 tablespoons of olive oil

5 beef short ribs

1 large onion

2 large carrots

2 celery stalks

4 cloves of garlic

2 cups of red wine

2 cups of chicken stock

kosher salt

ground black pepper

For the pasta

1 pound of your favorite brand pasta, cooked and drained

For homemade pasta :  Fresh Pasta Dough

To serve

1 1/2 cups of baby arugula

1 cup of grated parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

For the beef

Season your short ribs with kosher salt and ground black pepper.  Preheat your oven to 350 F.  Get a dutch oven or other heavy duty oven proof pot on a burner with about 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, heat until lightly smoking

Place your ribs in the pot seasoning side down, and season the back side.  Sear each side 5-6 minutes, or until a nice crust forms.  Remove from the pot and set aside

Peel and chop 1 large onion, 2 large carrot’s, 2 celery stalks and about 4 cloves of garlic. Add all your veggies into the pot, season with kosher salt and ground black pepper and let simmer 8-10 minutes or until they start to get tender

Deglaze the pot with 2 cups of dry red wine (like a Cabernet), scraping up the browned bits from the bottom.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes to cook off some of the alcohol from the wine

Pour in 2 cups of chicken stock and bring this to a boil.  Turn the heat off and add your ribs back in making sure they are mostly covered with liquid.  Place the covered pot in the oven and let cook for 2-2 1/2 hours or until the meat falls right off the bone when tested with a fork

Serve whole or shred with forks.  Return meat to it’s pan juices before serving

For the pasta

Follow the directions for store bought

For homemade cook the pasta for 3-4 minutes in rapidly boiling, salted water.  Remove and drain, place in a bowl and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil to keep the pasta from sticking

To serve

Place a helping of pasta in a plate or bowl, sprinkle with a handful of baby arugula, top with a scoop of the braised beef in it’s pan juices, sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper flakes

Tools used to make this recipe

Wilton Recipe Right 3 Piece Cookie Pan Set

Simply Bamboo Cutting Board

Pyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup Set

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4 comments on “Pasta with Braised Beef and Baby Arugula

  1. what a nice recipe ! need to make it ASAP 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful dish! Mmmm. Thank you for sharing your delicious creations as always! -Deb

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