"In prison, dinner was always a big thing," said Ray Liotta in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas."

Starring Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, the 1990 classic married two seemingly disparate subjects: food and the mob. From orchestrating a family dinner from behind bars to stirring a sauce during a police raid, these wise guys sure could mange.

So, because "Goodfellas" may be the best dinner and a movie ever created, Shortlist hired Dave Watts, head chef at The Cotswold House Hotel, to recreate the meticulous prison feast.

Even the non-gourmand will enjoy this meal; the instructions are riddled with "Goodfellas" quotes.

"Just like the guys in Goodfellas, I like to serve this with a char grilled 34 day aged hanger steak cooked medium rare, a bottle of Chianti and good crunchy country bread ( to soak up all those wonderful juices and flavours)."

You can see all of the ingredients below. For the whole shebang (a.k.a. recipe), click over to Shortlist. Salut!

Ingredients 6 onions peeled and finely diced 75g Cotswold gold rapeseed oil or olive oil A teaspoon of salt 300g minced beef 300g minced pork shoulder 300g diced English rose veal flank 30g Cotswold gold rapeseed oil or olive oil 250g beef or brown chicken stock 10 cloves garlic peeled 100ml white wine 150g tomato puree 750g ripe vine tomatoes (chopped) or equivalent weight of quality chopped tinned tomatoes A pinch of salt Good grind of black pepper

[via Shortlist h/t Movies.com]
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