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!
- 3 tablespoonlard or olive oil, plus extra as needed
- 300 gmarinated beef, such as shin or brisket, cut into large cubes
- 300 gpork shoulder, cut into large cubes
- 300 gveal, such as osso bucco, cut into large chunks
- 6onions, chopped
- 10 clove(s)garlic, finely sliced
- 100 mlwhite wine
- 250 mlchicken or beef stock
- 4large ripe tomatoes
- 4bay leaves
Step 1Season the beef and pork well on all sides.
Step 2Heat 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.
Step 3In 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.
Step 4Add 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.
Step 5Return 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.
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