Cooking Foods Italian Recipes – Lean Mince Beef Sauce “Ragù”

 

 

 

Cooking Foods Italian Recipes – Lean Mince Beef Sauce “Ragù”

More details in my books published on Amazon.com

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Lean Minch Beef – one pound

Sausage (pork) – half pound

Prosciutto (crudo) or pancetta – 4 ounces (120 grams)

Tomatoes – two pounds

Basil, parsley, celery, laurel (bay leaf), rosemary, thyme.

Onion, garlic, carrot.

Mushrooms (dried)

Extra virgin olive oil

Balsamic vinegar

White wine

Marine salt

 

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Drew the dried mushrooms in warm water.
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Clean and wash the asil and parsley: keep only the leaves.

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Clean the prosciutto fat: we go to use it!
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We add it to our “soffritto”.
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The fat is white and cleaned from any yellow part.
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We will cut in dices it to add to our “soffritto”.
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Two spoons of extra virgin olive oil in the pot. Ragu con S (12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drop the prosciutto.
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Start to fry it.

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Get the rosemary leaves.
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Use a sharpen knife to chop small the rosemary.Ragu con S (17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now it is ready.
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The prosciutto fat is roasted.

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Drop the roswemary in the soffritto, stir.
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Add the sausage (without the skin).
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The sausage skin has to be discarded.
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Use a wooden spoon to break the sausage smell.
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Roast it.
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Add the chopped carrots.
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Cut the celery in dices.
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Add the celery.

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Chop the mushrooms.
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Add the mushrooms.
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Chop the onion.
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Add the onion.
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Let fry until the onion fades.
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Add two pinches of marine salt.
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Chop the garlic.
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Add the garlic.
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Fry two-three minutes: let the garlic to get color.
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Drop a little of balsamic vinegar.
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Stir well.

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Filter then add the water used to soften the mushrooms.
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Add the chopped parsley and basil.
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Stir well.
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You will get a oily soffritto.
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It is time to add the mince lean.

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Break it while is cooking: use a wooden spoon.
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The beef must roast: keep the fire high.
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Stir always.
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As the beef is roasted add the laurel, eventually add now the thyme and other spices you like.

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Cook for two-three minutes.

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Add half glass of white wine.
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Meanwhile use the blender.
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Make the tomato juice.
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Add the tomato juice to the soffritto.
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Stir well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use all the tomatoes.
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The beef will adsorb the juice humidity.

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Meantime the sauce starts to be ready.
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Add three-four pinches of salt: add the salt in small doses, will check later the salinity.
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Add another half glass of white wine and stir.
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It is time to check the salinity and if the sauce is ready. Add more salt only if needed.
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Cooking, the sauce reduced its volume.
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You have to consider the consistency of your sauce.
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If it is too watery simply cook longer to vaporize the liquids; if it looks too compact simply add more white wine.     Ragu con S (75)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is good consistence as pasta condiment.
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It is ready, keep warm while boiling your pasta.

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Buon Appetito !!!
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Cooking Foods Italian Recipes – Lean Mince Beef Sauce “Ragù”

More details in my books published on Amazon.com

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