Our granny’s kokkinisto recipe is simple and delicious. Served with pasta, rice, mash or any kind of potatoe, this is a fave with the entire family. You can either cook using a pressure cooker or a large pan. Either way, it’s yummy and can be frozen and served at a later date!
If you are using a pressure cooker, after adding the water put the lid on. Once it starts steaming and whistling, lower the temperature and allow to simmer at the lowest temperature for 2-2.5 hours.
Kokkinisto simply means reddened, i.e. with tomato sauce. We also have a delicious recipe for Chicken Kokkinisto.
Somehow, not chopping the onion contributes to producing a wonderul tomato sauce. Don’t take our word for it. Anna Del Conte, the grand lady of Italian cooking agrees. Just google her best tomato sauce recipe…
You can always finish your cooking off by adding a little bit of red wine right before you take the pan off the stove. Let the alcohol evaporate and turn the heat off.
Serve straight away or heat and serve later.