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My Mom’s Ragu – Comfort Food

My Mom’s Ragu – Comfort Food

My Mom’s Ragu is that typical Comfort Food, which with its fragrance and flavor, takes you back to the past, evoking images, sensations, and memories.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 kg minced meat veal, and pork in equal parts 35.3 oz
  • ½ glass white wine
  • 800 ml of tomato sauce 3.3 cups
  • one heart of celery
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves
  • salt
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • I cook it like my mother, starting from a saute` of onions, carrots, celery, and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Warm the oil in a terracotta pan, add the vegetables, and then 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, stir it with a spoon.
  • The quality of the tomato sauce is very important, and I must say that I found it.
  • I recommend you try Organic Strained Tomatoes, it reminds me of my mother's tomato sauce.
    My Mom’s Ragu – Comfort Food
  • Bring the mix to a boil, close the pan with the lid but remember t keep a little opening, and cook over a low flame for at least 2 hours till the sauce shrinks and VOILA`.


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