Nutritional Info

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 (249g)

Calories 716
Calories from Fat 465 (65%)
Amount Per Serving %DIV
Total Fat 51.6g 79%
Saturated Fat 18.9g 95%
Monounsaturated Fat 26.8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 162.3mg 54%
Sodium 559.4mg 24%
Potassium 644.5mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 8.2g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 1%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 43.3g 87%

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Abruzzo Style Ragu

100% would make this recipe again!
Recipe Description
The vegetables for this ragu are left whole, and some of the meats are cooked on the bone.  At the end of the cooking time, the vegetables and loose bones are removed.  The meats are typically removed from the sauce and served as a second course.  Serve this sauce with chunky pasta shapes like rigatoni.
Prep time
20 min
Cook time
3 hr 20 min
Ready In
3 hr 40 min


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1   medium carrot
1   rib celery
1   onion
2 Cup(c)  water
4 Pound(lb)  fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 Tablespoon(T)  tomato paste
1/2 Cup(c)  dry red wine
1 Pound(lb)  boneless veal stew meat, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 Pound(lb)  lamb neck or shoulder with bones, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 Pound(lb)  pork shoulder with some bones, cut into 2 inch pieces
3 Tablespoon(T)  olive oil
1 Pinch(pn)  black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
1 Pinch(pn)  salt, to taste


In a large heavy pot, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the meats and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.  Add the wine and cook until most of the liquid evaporates.  Stir in the tomato paste.  Add the tomatoes, water, salt and pepper to taste.  Add the vegetables and bring to a simmer.  Cover the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is very tender, about 3 hours.  If the sauce seems thin, uncover and cook until slightly reduced.  Let cool.  Remove any loose bones and the vegetables.  Reheat before serving or cover and store in the refrigerator up to 3 days, or in tbe freezer up to 3 months.

Additional notes

Two Meals in One

The vegetables and meats used to prepare this sauce easily turn into a whole other meal. Definitely worth the time and effort in the kitchen.

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