Friday, May 16, 2014

Bacon Tomato Sauce

My sons are in an excellent little pre-school. 22 kids, 4 teachers and one cook. The cook, Beatriz, is the best. She is so loved by all the kids, and she makes awesome food. (And coffee with a pinch of cinnamon!)  Titus favorite is a pasta sauce called Bacongryta - bacon stew. I tried to get the recipe, but she usually just smiles, shrugs and says that well, she wings it. However, I did find the original recipe, that she adapts from, when I was temping there one day. (We're a parent co-op, so when someone's sick, we step in.) I was skeptical, as Titus normally shies away from just about everything in this recipe (except for pasta and corn, his two staples) but I should have just trusted him. He loved this. And so did Dante. And so did we, actually.

Bacon Tomato Sauce
serves 4

140 g bacon, diced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
400 g crushed tomatoes (1 can)
1 tsp veal stock
1/2 tsp dried basil
salt, pepper
4 tbsp frozen corn
4 tbsp frozen broccoli, diced
1 tbsp butter

(I think Beatriz adds soy sauce also, but I plain forgot and felt that it was probably not necessary.)

Start by frying the bacon on medium heat. When it's pretty much browned, add the onion and fry for a little longer. Add the tomatoes, veal stock (if using), basil, salt and pepper. Cook for five minutes. Add the corn, broccoli and butter and when they're nice and hot, you're all done. Serve over pasta.


Liza said...

Sounds yummy, will try this recipe soon. Thank you for posting it!
Is Beatriz by any chance Portuguese? The spelling of the name is so intriguing...

Anne said...

She's actually from Chile, I think!:-)

Natalie said...

I love pasta with tomato based sauces like this. Your recipe sounds delicious! I think I will be trying out this recipe soon!

Nipapun said...

HBD.. your child is cute