Chunky Meat Sauce with Red Wine Vinegar

My mom gave me a bottle of red wine vinegar so I decided to make some pasta sauce with it! The sauce was extremely chunky with lots of tomato slices and ground meat, and the flavor was packed with herbs and had a nice acidic kick from the red wine vinegar. If you want it Pinoy-style sweet, feel free to add more sugar but I’ve always preferred less sugar (if none at all) in my red sauce. G was extremely happy with this and had around 3 servings of the meatsauce!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kilo ground beef (the leaner the better, so the sauce doesn’t get too greasy)
  • 6 small native tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 small onions, finely chopped
  • 12 cloves of garlic, finely chopped (yup we like it garlicky!)
  • 200g tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Herbs: I used Rosemary, Thyme, Basil and Parsley
  • Oil
  • Boiled pasta

Procedure

  1. Sauté onions and garlic in oil a large saucepan until onions are slightly translucent.
  2. Add the ground beef to the onions and garlic and stir until meat turns brown.
  3. Add the red wine vinegar, tomato sauce and tomatoes and stir.
  4. Add the herbs, and the salt and pepper.
  5. Stir until the sauce is nice and thick and the meat is throroughly cooked.
  6. Pour over boiled pasta and enjoy!

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Lately my mom has been making these outrageous “ice cream cakes” mainly by baking a thin brownie base, spreading slightly melted ice cream, then freezing the whole thing before serving. At our family reunion today, she made this vanilla peanut butter swirl with peanut butter Kit Kat ice cream cake which was oh-so-indulgent!

Lately my mom has been making these outrageous “ice cream cakes” mainly by baking a thin brownie base, spreading slightly melted ice cream, then freezing the whole thing before serving. At our family reunion today, she made this vanilla peanut butter swirl with peanut butter Kit Kat ice cream cake which was oh-so-indulgent!

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I was down with a terrible case of flu the past week that when the weekend rolled in, I had a very strong craving for…ice cream! So that’s exactly what I had - a classic Pinoy combination of mango ice cream and ube (purple yam) that completely hit the spot!

I was down with a terrible case of flu the past week that when the weekend rolled in, I had a very strong craving for…ice cream! So that’s exactly what I had - a classic Pinoy combination of mango ice cream and ube (purple yam) that completely hit the spot!

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what-marsha-eats asked:

Will you be posting a recipe for the hotteoks, the Korean pancakes filled with that delicious-sounding syrup, that you talked about in your 7/18 post? BTW, adorbs pic of the dog licking its lips staring at the plate of hotteoks!

Red + Black Apron Answer:

Aw thanks what-marsha-eats! Macaron (our pup) loves to stay near me when I cook, and especially when food is ready, so she ends up in lot of my food photos!

Actually - I had to cheat a bit with the Hotteok because I used pre-mix from a Korean grocery. The package contains 3 packets: the first packet contains a flour mixture, the second packet contains the brown sugar mixture, and the third (smallest) packet contains yeast. I couldn’t read the Korean instructions but made them they way my good friend from Korea taught me to. I looked through the internet to find a recipe closest to how I made my hotteok, and here it is: http://feastasia.casaveneracion.com/hoddeok-hotteok-korean-sweet-pancakes/. You might want to try this out.

The only additional tip I have is for you to grease your hands with oil as you prepare the dough balls so that they have a nice golden-brown color when fried. Icky I know, but it works!