Ragu sauce

    1 hour 10 min

    A meaty mince sauce with onions, tomatoes and garlic. Use as you would bolognese sauce or serve topped with mash potato for an Italian Shepherd's pie! Any leftovers freeze well.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g beef mince
    • 450g minced pork
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 carrots, diced
    • 1 tin baby peas or 350 g frozen peas
    • 235ml water
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • salt to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. In a large frying pan cook mince, pork and onion until brown.
    2. In a large saucepan mix together the tomatoes, garlic, carrots, water, bay leaves, olive oil and salt. Add meat, cover partially, and reduce to a simmer. Cook for one hour, stirring occasionally. Add peas and warm through before serving.

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    I was not crazy about this recipe at all. I am 100% Italian and I have never eaten Ragu with this kind of recipe. If you really want to make it I suggest finding a more authentic Ragu recipe  -  06 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Its a great dish for a party or anything and enjoyable to the family  -  20 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe as is gave me some issues as is. However, with a few adjustments we still ended up with a pretty good meal. I immediately added some chopped bacon to the meat because I wanted it to be a little more authentic and we don't care for canned peas so I also decided to omit them right off the bat. When I got the meat cooked and everything combined in the pan to simmer it was much too dry. I ended up adding a can of tomato paste, an extra can of diced tomatoes, and a can of tomato sauce. With these changes it turned out great. Will make again.  -  10 Jun 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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