Stuffing for Agnolini Parmigiana Style
(Ripieno per Agnolini alla Parmigiana)
Agnolini are stuffed in the same way as ravioli, but they are cut in a half-moon shape, for this you will need the proper utensil.
1 pound round ground beef
2 ounce pancetta
2 ounces butter
1 large onion, sliced
1 pint beef broth
1 stalk celery
1 small carrot
1 pinch ground cinnamon
3 to 4 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons tomato sauce
1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano
6 tablespoons breadcrumbs
2 large eggs
- Spike the piece of beef with pancetta and some cloves of garlic. Place in a heated casserole with 4 ounces oil, butter and onion. Add salt and pepper to taste and let cook on a low heat for 10 minutes, until the meat has browned all over.
Add the broth, celery, sliced carrot, cinnamon and cloves. Add the tomato sauce, cover and cook very slowly for 4 to 5 hours till tender. Remove meat and keep on the side to be used as a main course or in any other way.
- Strain the remaining sauce. Add grated Parmigiano, breadcrumbs, two whole eggs and regulate the density of the stuffing by adding more cheese and breadcrumbs as needed. Refrigerate stuffing for 24 hours before using.
- Stuff the agnolini and serve in a capon broth or just simply sautéed with butter and Parmigiano.
Makes ? servings.
Recipe courtesy of The Italian Trade Commission.