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Hearty Beef & Sausage Ragù

A Ragù is Bolognaise done right...
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: beef, Bolognaise, gravy, ground beef, ground pork, italian sauce, pork, pork sausage, Ragu, san marzano, sunday gravy, tomato sauce
Servings: 12 servings, 1 cup per serving
Calories: 231kcal

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Ingredients

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    Ingredients for Hearty Beef & Sausage Ragù

    • 1 large sweet onion, chopped, about 1 cup
    • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, rough chopped
    • 1/4 cup quality olive oil I am using Thea
    • 1 pound high quality 80/20 ground beef
    • 2 to 3 links high quality Italian sausage, casings removed and broken into large chunks
    • 1/2 cup dry red wine
    • (2) 28oz cans whole San Marzano tomatoes in puree, plus I am using Strianese brand
    • (1) 14oz can whole San Marzano tomatoes in puree
    • (2) 6oz cans tomato paste
    • 2 to 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 tablespoon leaf oregano, crumbled
    • 1 tablespoon leaf basil, crumbled
    • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
    • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Instructions

    The Method

    • Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil over moderate heat until soft. Add both beef and sausage crumbles and brown well, stirring frequently.
    • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the pot. Return pot to moderate heat and deglaze pan with the red wine. Cook until almost all of the wine is evaporated.
    • Return pot with meat mixture to heat. Add the tomato paste and cook over moderate heat until paste begins to brown, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes and their juices, reduce heat to simmer, and cook 10 minutes more.
    • To the pot add the sugar, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer low, uncovered, stirring frequently to ensure no sticking for 45 minutes or until sauce thickens, about 1 hour. The tomatoes will break down during the cook and stirring will hasten this process.
    • Stir in Parmesan cheese before serving.
    • Serve with a bright red wine and pass crusty bread with quality olive oil.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1servings | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 777mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

    Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.