Monday, January 13, 2014

Arthur's delicious ragu recipe

1 onion chopped n pureed in food chopper
3 celery chopped n pureed in food chopper
2 large carrot chopped n pureed in food chopper
5 cloves of garlic  chopped n pureed in food chopper
1 can tomato paste 6 oz
28 oz 1 can diced tomatoes
1 pound of ground lamb
1 pound beef
1 pound of mild Italian sausage Ralph's brand. This time art took it out of casing
3 cups dry red wine
A bunch of thyme tied with kitchen string
3 bay leaves
2 tbs butter
1 cup milk


In a food processor, puree onion, carrots, celery, and garlic into a coarse paste. In a large pan over medium heat, coat pan with oil. Add the pureed veggies and season generously with salt. Bring the pan to a medium-high heat and cook until all the water has evaporated and they become nice and brown, stirring frequently, about 15 to 20 minutes. Be patient, this is where the big flavors develop.

Add the ground beef and season again generously with salt. BROWN THE BEEF! Brown food tastes good. Don't rush this step. Cook another 15 to 20 minutes.

After meat is browned, add 2 tbs of butter. Put in tomato paste for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 bottle of wine, cook until wine reduces. Add diced tomatoes. Add thyme n bay leaves. Cook for 4 hour. One hour before u serve it, add one cup of milk - even though Arthur did not add the milk last time.

Mix of anne burrell s pasta bolognese n other recipe by arthur