Braised Beef and Squash Pappardelle
Preparation
45 MIN
Cooking
2 H 30 MIN
Servings
4 to 6

Braised Beef and Squash Pappardelle

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (450 g) boneless beef blade roast, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, cut into small dice
  • 1 celery stalk, cut into small dice
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) tomato paste
  • 1 cup (250 ml) red wine
  • 1 1/4 cups (310 ml) veal stock
  • 1/2 cup (35 g) Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/4 cup (10 g) flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, zest finely grated
  • 2 1/2 cups (350 g) butternut squash, diced
  • 3/4 lb (340 g) pappardelle

Preparation

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a large pot over medium-high heat, brown half of the meat at a time in the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside on a plate.
  3. In the same pot over medium heat, soften the onion, carrot, celery and garlic for 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook 1 minute while stirring. Deglaze with the wine and let reduce by half. Return the meat to the pot and add the veal stock. Bring to a boil and cover.
  4. Transfer to the oven and cook for 2 hours or until the meat is tender. Remove from the oven. Shred the meat by pressing on it with a wooden spoon.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the Parmesan, parsley and lemon zest. Set aside.
  6. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the squash for 5 minutes. Remove the squash with a slotted spoon and add to the pot of beef.
  7. In the same pot of boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Reserve 1 cup (250 ml) of the cooking water. Drain the pasta and add to the pot of beef. Add 1/2 cup (125 ml) of the cooking water and half the Parmesan mixture. Reheat everything for 1 minute, stirring to coat the pasta in the sauce. Add more cooking water, if desired. Adjust the seasoning. Divide among four plates and garnish with the remaining Parmesan mixture.