Some of Food Network star Elton Brown’s recipes have received thousands of five-star reviews, and for good reason. Good food The chef has the precision of a scientist in providing quantities of ingredients and instructions.
The same with this thick meat sauce for the whole day.
Many Food Network reviewers say Brown’s recipe is a commitment.
The chef’s recipe for a dish regularly prepared by countless home chefs includes 23 ingredients (not counting salt, pepper and water).
Of course, the dish involves cutting and preparing, cooking the pasta and at the beginning of the recipe stirring the onion every few minutes for an hour while it caramelizes. However, the most time-consuming part of his meat sauce version of pasta is letting the sauce simmer for a good five hours.
Many home cooks who have tried Brown’s recipe have been put off by the cooking time.
“Just made this dish hoping for a big deal after five hours of work and relatively exotic and expensive ingredients. I was disappointed. …Our Jimmy Dean Backup Sausage in Prego Bottle Sauce is so much better,” wrote one reviewer who gave the recipe three stars.
Another home cook gave the recipe five stars, saying, “This is better than any sauce I’ve ever tried. It’s definitely not for the lazy or the 30 minute eaters. But like any good food, it’s worth the time and effort. …”
And the four-star reviewer warned others: “Awesome recipe. … I have a lot of culinary experience, but I still would not call this recipe “easy”. There are many steps to juggle and different pans to keep track of at the same time. As long as you understand what you’re getting into… you should be very successful.”
What You Need to Make Brown Meat Sauce Recipe
It’s fair to say that Brown’s Sauce (as some home cooks would call it) doesn’t even come close to what you’ll find in a jar.
The sauce is rich and rich, containing thickly sliced bacon, two large onions, cloves, star anise pod, celery, garlic, ground beef, ground pork, white wine, condensed milk, beef broth, porcini mushrooms, canned diced tomatoes. , dried herbs, tomato paste, ketchup, sherry vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
At the end, of course, the sauce and spaghetti are sprinkled with grated parmesan.
You can find the full recipe, videos and reviews on the Food Network website.
Most reviewers praised Brown’s “exquisite” and flavorful sauce.
Iron Chef America the host received quite a few five star reviews despite the slightly intimidating list of items.
One reviewer said, “This is a great recipe that needs a lot of attention. … No complicated techniques, just a lot of steps and ingredients. It’s worth it”.
Another added: “Follow this recipe, take your time, don’t deviate or substitute. It’s phenomenal! Thank you Alton… absolute keeper forever.
“I DEFINITELY followed the recipe (the video is on YouTube.com). … It doesn’t have to taste like the American meat sauce you get at Olive Garden. It’s exquisite… what you get in a very good authentic Italian restaurant,” wrote a pleased reviewer.
RELATED: Alton Brown’s Wildly Popular Roast Turkey Recipe Has Thousands of 5-Star Reviews on Food Network