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Beef and spinach agnolotti

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Beef and spinach agnolotti

Method

For the homemade pasta dough

  • Place the flour on your working surface and make a well in its center. Add in the eggs, lightly beaten, the olive oil, and the salt. 
  • Mix with a fork, incorporating a little flour at a time. When the dough starts forming and you aren’t able to continue mixing with the fork, start kneading with your hands. 
  • At first, the dough will stick to your fingers but if you knead it constantly for at least 10 minutes, you will see it thickening and getting the desired consistency. If you want, you can make the dough in the mixer, too. 
  • When it’s ready (it will have a velvety texture and it won’t stick to your hands anymore), wrap it in plastic wrap so that it doesn’t dry, and let it rest for 30-60 minutes. 

For the stuffing

  • In a pot add half of the butter, the onion, the beef, and sauté until the meat is golden brown. 
  • Add the rosemary, the garlic, the flour, and mix very well.
  • Add the tomato sauce, salt, and sauté for 1 more minute. Then, add the stock.
  • Lower the heat, cover the pot, and simmer for about 1 hour until the meat is very tender.
  • Drain the meat, remove the rosemary, and put the sauce aside. 
  • In a pot, heat the spinach until it wilts. Drain it and add it to the meat. 
  • Transfer the meat along with the spinach into a food processor.
  • Add half of the parmesan, the egg yolk, the nutmeg, and process until there is a uniform mixture. 
  • Add the stuffing in a pastry bag and refrigerate it for 30 minutes until it thickens.

For the agnolotti

  • With a rolling pin or a pasta maker, roll out the dough into a long, thin sheet. 
  • With a pastry bag, shape a line with the stuffing along the sheet, 1-2 cm away from the edges of the side that is in front of you. 
  • Cover the stuffing with the sheet that is in front of you, and -with your hands- roll the side with the stuffing twice inwards (technically, you will create a thin roll with the stuffing at its center).
  • With a pastry cutter wheel or with a knife, cut the remaining dough lengthwise (that is, what is left after double-rolling the dough).
  • Starting from the beginning of the roll, “divide” it into pieces using your fingers (do not cut them, simply shape cavities along the roll).
  • Then, with the pastry cutter wheel, cut the right and left sides (where the cavities are), creating the agnolotti. 
  • In the end, you will have created small, rectangular pieces that will have the stuffing at the center.
  • In a pot, boil the agnolotti in salted water, for 5-7 minutes. 
  • Drain them and put aside 50-70 g of the water where the pasta boiled. 
  • In a small frying pan, add the sauce that you put aside when you drained the meat.
  • Add the rest of the butter and the water from the pasta that you put aside.
  • Add in the agnolotti and boil them for 2 minutes.
  • Serve right away, sprinkling with the rest of the parmesan and a little finely chopped parsley. 

Tip

You can store the agnolotti in the freezer -after kneading them- for 1 month, inside zipper storage bags.

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

581
Calories (kcal)
29 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

30.0
Total Fat (g)
43 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

15.0
Saturated Fat (g)
75 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

40.0
Total Carbs (g)
15 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

2.8
Sugars (g)
3 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

36.0
Protein (g)
72 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.4
Fibre (g)
14 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.8
Sodium (g)
30 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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