Mario Batali’s Weeds Recipe

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Weeds is a stovetop meal made with hot and sweet sausage, curly pasta, wine (I used beef broth) and a delicious sauce. This has a wonderful taste, different than I usually make and a new favorite in our house. It was created by Mario Batali and posted by my blogger friend Bernadette at http://www.newclassicrecipe.com. I think it was the recipe name that drew me in but then again it looked delicious too!

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In a large skillet over low heat

add the olive oil and melt the butter.

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Add the onion and cook until they start to turn translucent.

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Remove the sausage from the casing.

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Increase the heat to medium and add the sausage to

the skillet. Breaking it up into small pieces, cook

until cooked through and no longer pink.

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Drain off most of the fat.

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Add the tomato paste, stirring often, cooking

until a deep red in color about 5 minutes.

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Add the wine (or beef broth) and simmer

until almost evaporated.

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Stir in the milk, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Reduce

to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes.

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Cook the pasta according to the package

directions, drain and return to the pot.

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Add the sausage to the pasta.

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Toss to combine, cover and let sit for about 5 minutes.

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Toss again then serve!

Mario Batali's Weeds Recipe

http://www.InDianesKitchen.com

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 4 sweet Italian sausage links
  • 4 hot Italian sausage links
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 cup dry white wine (beef broth can be used instead)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, or to taste
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1# pasta such as fusilli, rotelle, cavatappi, cellentani etc.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over low heat add the olive oil and melt the butter.
  2. Add the diced onion and cook until almost translucent.
  3. Remove the sausage from the casings.
  4. Increase the heat to medium and add the sausage to the skillet. Breaking it up, cook until no pink remains
  5. Drain off most of the fat.
  6. Add the tomato paste, stirring often, cooking until it turns a deep red in color, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the wine or broth and simmer until the liquid is almost evaporated.
  8. Stir in the milk, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Reduce to a simmer, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  9. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain and return to the pot.
  10. Add the sausage mixture to the pasta, tossing to combine. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Toss again then serve.

http://www.InDianesKitchen.com

51 Comments »

  1. Interesting recipe! Coincidentally, Iโ€™ve taken out sausage for dinner tonight. I have all the ingredients except the pasta. I may make a modified version of this tonight (no pasta) so thank you!

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  2. For a moment I was stunned about the “weed” in your header ๐Ÿ˜ณ … but I’m glad to say, we will definitely try this weed recipe, looks yummy!! And may I add, I love the plate in your photo ๐ŸŒป.

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  3. This looks delicious. I’ll have to see if my husband “knows” Mario Batali. His favorite go to chef is Chef John on FoodWishes.com, and I’ll have to admit, I enjoy watching him create in the kitchen also.

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