Rigatoni With Steak Sauce – Thanks Giada!

She looks weirdly skinny

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If you’re like me, The Cooking Channel, Food Network and Epicurious are all bookmarked in your favorites.  I never get tired of watching Giada, David Rocco or Ina Garten.  I never get tired of perusing all the cooking websites always looking for something new and different.

If you have a passion for cooking like I do, you start to invent new dishes and update or improved tired ones but there are always those recipes that need no improvement like Giada DeLaurentis‘ Rigatoni with Steak Sauce.

Rigatoni with Steak Sauce – Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentis

Serves: 4


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 (12-ounce) rib-eye steaks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar marinara sauce – I make my own.
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 16 ounces dried rigatoni pasta
  • 3 ounces Parmesan, shaved – I use Romano.


Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a heavy large frying pan over high heat. Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper. Cook the steaks until they are brown but still rare in the center, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the steaks to a plate and set aside to cool completely. Add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil to the same pan. Saute the onions and carrots until the onions are translucent, about 8 minutes, with additional salt and pepper, to taste. Add the garlic and oregano, and saute for 1 minute. Add the wine and simmer for 1 minute. Add the marinara sauce and broth. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat to allow the flavors to blend, about 10 minutes. Season the sauce, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, trim off any fat from the steaks, then cut the steaks into bite-size pieces and set aside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the rigatoni and boil until it is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Drain the rigatoni.

Toss the rigatoni and reserved steak pieces and any accumulated juices from the steaks with the sauce to coat. Transfer the pasta to bowls. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese shavings and serve.

Enjoy everyone!  Thanks again Giada.

You can find this recipe on The Food Network:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/rigatoni-with-steak-sauce-recipe/index.html

© 2011  J. H-M and CultureChoc2010


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