So tasty! Next time don't be afraid to use a full red onion as it gets masked in the sauce. Mario Batali doesn’t mess around with his Amatriciana, which is perfectly spicy and porky, with plenty of rich tomato flavor. Slideshow: More Mario Batali Recipes
Bucatini All'amatriciana (Bucatini With Spicy Tomato and Pancetta Sauce)
NYT Cooking: This version of the classic pasta dish is an adaptation of a one from Giuliano Bugialli, an Italian cookbook author and cooking teacher. It is simple to prepare – 45 minutes from start to finish -– but full of bright, sophisticated flavors.
Bucatini all'Amatriciana: This classic sauce takes its spiciness from black pepper and dried chiles and its depth of flavor from guanciale, Italian salt-cured pork jowl. If you can't find it, use pancetta, which is available at better supermarkets.