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This easy ragu bolognese is perfect for weeknights. Your house will smell like the best Italian kitchens as all the stress from the day just falls away.
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Weeknight Ragu di Prosciutto

The best weeknight version of Bolognese you'll ever find
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bolognese, emilia romagna, italian, pasta
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 portions fresh pasta sub dried pappardelle
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 small carrot chopped
  • 1 tbsp sage chopped
  • 2 oz prosciutto chopped
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 cup dry white wine preferably Italian
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken stock no sodium preferred
  • 8 balls mini bocconcini or other fresh mozzarella

Instructions

  • If you are using fresh pasta, follow the instructions until it is time to rest the pasta (see note).
  • In a large pot, heat up the oil over low heat. Add the onion, carrot, sage, and prosciutto. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-15 min. The goal is a low slow simmered soffritto. Longer is better, but not necessary.
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  • Bring the heat up to medium high and add the pork, breaking up into pieces. Cook until browned. Season with salt and pepper.
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  • Add the wine and deglaze, scraping the pan. Simmer until the wine has reduced by half.
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  • Stir in the tomato paste and add the chicken stock. Bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer and simmer, covered, on low for 1 hour. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
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  • On a back burner, bring a pot of salted water to a boil, then reduce to a very low simmer in preparation to cook your pasta. Roll your pasta out to setting #5 (2mm), then slice lengthwise into 4 strips.
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  • Just before the ragu is done, cook the pasta until it just floats (about 2 minutes) or according to package instructions, then drain without rinsing and set aside.
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  • Stir in the bocconcini balls, then add the pasta in and gently toss with a pair of silicone coated tongs until pasta is coated. Serve with extra chopped sage and grated parmigiano reggiano.
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Notes

To make fresh pasta, follow the instructions on this page. (page coming soon)