Macaroni with sauce and goat meat

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Macaroni with sauce and goat meat

Macaroni with sauce and goat meat recipe

The Ionian coast provides us with this traditional Calabrian dish, macaroni with sauce and goat meat, also known as "maccarruni ca carni I crapa," which is the star of many local festivals. Let's look at the ingredients and steps for this common recipe.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 350 g Remilled semolina flour
  • qb Water
  • For the meat and the sauce
  • 1 kg Goat meat (approx.)
  • Lemons
  • White wine
  • 2 Onions
  • Olive oil
  • Tomato pulp (and some sauce too)
  • Sale
  • Basil
  • Laurel
  • Rosemary
  • Salvia
  • Chili pepper
  • Pecorino (or Parmesan)


    1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and water until a soft dough forms, then cut the dough into cylinders and place them on the iron (usually a knitting needle or rush is used, but we use a fine iron), pressing on the dough and rolling it back and forth until the macarone is formed.
    2. The pasta is ready to cook in plenty of salted water.
    3. Wash the meat with water and lemon, then rinse and drain thoroughly.
    4. Pour plenty of white wine and a sliced onion into a large pot. When it begins to boil, add the meat and cook for about ten minutes to remove the strong goat odor.
    5. After you've finished this step, remove the meat from the pan and toss in the wine with the onion. Wash or use a clean pot and add the oil, brown the meat, then add some new onion and continue browning. Cook until the meat is soft and tender when skewered with a fork. Combine the chopped tomato, sauce, salt, and all the smells (possibly collected with a string) and the water (3/4 of the meat) and continue cooking until the meat is soft and tender when skewered with a fork.
    6. When the meat is done, check to see if the sauce is too liquid; if so, remove the lid and let it dry. When the sauce is finished, season the macaroni that has been previously cooked in boiling salted water.
    7. Serve the macaroni with the sauce and a sprinkle of pecorino or parmesan cheese on top.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 878Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 222mgSodium 490mgCarbohydrates 77gFiber 6gSugar 6gProtein 91g

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