Author: Simple Foodie



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Ragu Recipe. No this isn't the mass produced sauce. This is the real Italian sauce. It's one of those sauces you will use to define what home is all about. A home where you took your time to make this hearty meaty sauce for your loved ones maybe for a celebration or a Sunday dinner. When you smell and taste this sauce it will take you home it's just that simple.


olive oil 1/2 cup
yellow onion 1 chopped
garlic clove 6
celery stalk 1 chopped
carrot 1 peeled and diced
pancetta 1/2 lb chopped
pork butt 2 lbs finely chopped
veal - ground 2 lbs
chicken broth 2 1/2 cups
white wine 1/2 cup
tomato paste 1/2 lb
Italian parsley 1/4 cup chopped
unsalted butter 1/2 cup
whipping cream 1/4 cup
sage 2 tsps chopped
Parmesan cheese 2/3 cup grated
salt 1 tsp to taste
black pepper 1/2 tsp to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic clove, celery, and carrot. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the pancetta and sauté for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the pork butt and veal. Brown for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the chicken broth, white wine, tomato paste, and Italian parsley. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  6. Add the unsalted butter, whipping cream, sage, and Parmesan cheese. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.