Ragu’, the Italian meat sauce, is undoubtably one the most famous condiments of the Italian cuisine. Every family has its own recipe usually handed down for generations by grandmothers. In today’s episode of A Queen In the Kitchen I’ll show how to prepare my Nonna Fernanda’s ragu’.

Another recipe homemade, simple and delicious I have included in my very first cookbook A Queen In The Kitchen.

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5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

onion, carrot and celery, finely chopped

30 oz tomato sauce (vine ripened tomatoes)

1/2 pound ground beef

1/2 pound ground pork

salt and pepper, to taste

fresh basil (washed and dried)



In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, put oil, butter, chopped vegetables and sauté until the onion became golden,

Reduce the heat then add the ground meats and cook briefly.

Add the tomato sauce, salt and pepper to taste and fresh basil.

Reduce the heat at low, cover the pan partially with the lid and allow to cook at least one hour. Remember to stir frequently. If the sauce becomes too thick add a a glass of warm water.

Toss over your favorite shape of pasta, homemade gnocchi or use it for preparing lasagne.

#ragu #aqueeninthekitchen #italianfood


Ale Gambini (Host, Chef, Author)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Executive Producer, Music, Photo)
Mirko “Mirakle” Urania (Director, Video Maker, Editor, Photo)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams and SuperOttO Publishing
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