Recipe Tip: Prison Sunday Gravy from 'Goodfellas'

Recipe Tip: Prison Sunday Gravy from 'Goodfellas'

Top Recipe for 6 Persons. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. The guys from 'Goodfellas' prepare this dish in their prison cell. Here's the recipe to follow so you can make it in your own kitchen, no holds barred!



    1. Step 1

      Season the beef and pork well on all sides.
    2. Step 2

      Heat the lard or olive oil a large heavy-based pan (use one with a lid). When hot, working in batches so as not to overcrowd the pan, add the meat in a single layer and cook on all sides, turning, until the pieces have taken on a nice colour, then remove from the pan and and set aside. Repeat until all the meat is browned.
    3. Step 3

      In the same pan, fry the onion (add more fat if needed) over a low heat, stirring, until it is soft and golden, 15–20 minutes. Add the garlic and fry for another 2 minutes.
    4. Step 4

      Add the white wine and turn up the heat. Simmer until the liquid has almost completely evaporated, then add the stock and tomatoes and roughly mash with a wooden spoon.
    5. Step 5

      Return the meat to the pan, add the bay leaves, bring the sauce to the boil then turn the heat to low and simmer, covered, until the meat is buttery soft, 2–2.5 hours.
    6. Step 6

      Serve some of the sauce with pasta as a primo, the rest with the meat as secondo. If necessary, serve a lobster afterwards.
    7. Step 7

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    8. Step 8

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    9. Step 9

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    10. Step 10

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    11. Step 11

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