Maccheroni Alla Chitarra Recipe

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  1. Place the meats, tomatoes, butter, oil, onion and carrot into a large pan and cook over medium-low heat about an hour stirring occasionally.
  2. While the sauce is cooking place the flour in a mound onto a board which has a depression on the top into which the eggs have been placed; or place into a bread machine on the dough setting, removing after kneading is finished.
  3. Knead the pasta dough, for about 35-40 minutes if making by hand.
  4. Roll out the completely kneaded dough into a large sheet, or use a pasta machine to roll out if you are fortunate enough to have one.
  5. Cut the sheet into 8 x 24 inch rectangles.
  6. Lay each rectangle length-wise over the chitarra and push down on each one with the rolling pin to make the macaroni, OR cut into narrow strips so that it looks like something between spaghetti and a narrow fettuccine noodles.
  7. Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
  8. Add the salt to the water.
  9. Add pasta and boil until they float to the top of the pot or is cooked until ala’dente.
  10. Drain and rinse the pasta with cold water.
  11. Add sauce to the pasta immediately.
  12. Before serving add the few drops of oil in which the hot pepper has been sautéed and toss lightly through the pasta.
  13. Serve hot topped with Parmesan Cheese.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1208.76 Kcal (5061 kJ)
Calories from fat 681.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 75.69g 116%
Cholesterol 217.43mg 72%
Sodium 2609.73mg 109%
Potassium 1361mg 29%
Total Carbs 99.98g 33%
Sugars 13.18g 53%
Dietary Fiber 15.09g 60%
Protein 36.67g 73%
Vitamin C 29.2mg 49%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 9.9mg 55%
Calcium 372.6mg 37%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 196.11 Kcal (821 kJ)
Calories from fat 110.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.28g 116%
Cholesterol 35.27mg 72%
Sodium 423.39mg 109%
Potassium 220.8mg 29%
Total Carbs 16.22g 33%
Sugars 2.14g 53%
Dietary Fiber 2.45g 60%
Protein 5.95g 73%
Vitamin C 4.7mg 49%
Iron 1.6mg 55%
Calcium 60.4mg 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 29.7
  • 32

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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