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Veal and Cremini Mushroom Ragu

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Veal and Cremini Mushroom Ragu
by James Belardo

The most identifiable and typical ragù may be Bolognese Ragù but they’re not the only game in town. Our Bolognese Ragu might be thought of as a quintessential version, the uses of ground veal and cremini mushrooms give this Ragu it’s own distinctive personality. It’s a must for meat and mushroom lovers.   

Ingredients
1.5 – 2 lb ground veal
1/8 lb pancetta, diced
1 small onion, cut
2-3 cloves garlic, diced
2-3 bay leaves
1 – 1 1/2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
1 cup white wine (dry, pint grigio)
1 28 oz can of plum tomatoes, hand crushed
1 8 oz can of tomato paste
olive oil
1 cup Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
Fresh Basil
1/2 lemon juiced
Salt and Pepper – to taste
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional

Pasta
Rigatoni
Pappardelle
Tagliatelle
Penne

Directions
1. In a medium sized dutch oven or sauce pot fry the pancetta along with 1-2 tbsp olive oil.
#Tomato #Cremini #Mushroom #Veal #Ragu #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - fry pancetta in olive oil

2. Once the pancetta has browned add the onions, garlic and optional hot pepper flakes.

#Tomato #Cremini #Mushroom #Veal #Ragu #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - toss in onions, garlic and hot pepper flakes

3. When the onions begin to show signs of transparency and the garlic is softened, add the ground veal. Season with a bit of salt and pepper.
#Tomato #Cremini #Mushroom #Veal #Ragu #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the ground veal #Tomato #Cremini #Mushroom #Veal #Ragu #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - as the veal cooks season with some salt and pepper

4. Add one cup of white wine and the bay leaves, let it come to a simmer.
#Tomato #Cremini #Mushroom #Veal #Ragu #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add 1c white #wine #Tomato #Cremini #Mushroom #Veal #Ragu #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - and a couple of bay leaves

5. Add one cup of chicken stock and let it return to a simmer.
#Tomato #Cremini #Mushroom #Veal #Ragu #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - 1c chicken stock

6. Add the cremini mushrooms and let cook for about 10-15 minutes.
#Tomato #Cremini #Mushroom #Veal #Ragu #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - and then the mushrooms

7. Add the hand-crushed tomatoes and tomato paste (add water in needed, it will help with the consistency).
#Tomato #Cremini #Mushroom #Veal #Ragu #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - followed by the tomato sauce (and paste)

8. Season with fresh basil, salt and pepper.
#Tomato #Cremini #Mushroom #Veal #Ragu #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - after 20 min add basil, salt and pepper

9. Add the lemon juice and a ladle of pasta water.
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10. Top with  grated Pecorino Romano cheese.
#Tomato #Cremini #Mushroom #Veal #Ragu #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - with rigatoni and some pecorino Romano

Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

December 18, 2017 at 6:48 PM

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