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My Mom Ragu – Comfort Food

Some foods can make a difference if you place them on the table. One of these is My Mom Ragu.

It is that typical Comfort Food, which, with its fragrance and flavor, takes you back to the past, evoking images, sensations, and memories.

I don’t know if it’s Sicilian or if it belongs to another Italian region. I was especially fascinated by the ritual of Sunday lunches, sitting around a big table with all my family and anxiously waiting for my mom and aunts to bring in the rigatoni with ragu.

My Mom’s Ragu – Comfort Food
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 2 hrs Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Servings 4
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

My Mom Ragu is a typical Comfort Food. Its fragrance and flavor take you back to the past, evoking images, sensations, and memories.

  • 2 pounds meat veal, and pork in equal parts (ground)
  • 1/2 glass white wine
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • heart of celery (chopped)
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion (small-size)
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
    • I cook it like my mother, starting with a saute of onions, carrots, celery, and extra virgin olive oil.
    • Warm the oil in a terracotta pan, add the vegetables, and cook slowly over low heat.
    • Add the minced meat. Saute over high heat, stirring constantly and grinding it with a fork.
    • Add the white wine and let it evaporate, stirring occasionally.
    • Season it with salt and pepper. Add the tomato sauce and the cloves, and stir it with a spoon.
    • The quality of the tomato sauce is crucial, and I must say that I found it.
  1. ragu prep

    I recommend you try Organic Strained Tomatoes; it reminds me of my mother's tomato sauce.

    • Bring the mix to a boil, close the pan with the lid, but remember to keep a tiny opening, and cook over a low flame for at least 2 hours until the sauce shrinks. Voila!
Keywords: My Mom Ragu, Comfort Food