This rich pork ragu has a fantastically indulgent sauce. Serve over pasta, polenta or gnocchi for a perfect weekend dinner.
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Rich Pork Ragu

This rich pork ragu has a fantastically indulgent sauce. Serve over pasta, polenta or gnocchi for a perfect weekend dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 424kcal
Author Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

For the Sauce

  • 100 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • Small pinch Chilli Flakes
  • 750 g Tomatoes chopped
  • 3 400g tins Chopped Tomatoes
  • Pinch of Caster Sugar if necessary

For the Pork

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1.5 kilo Pork Shoulder

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F. Heat half the oil in a large saucepan with the onion, garlic, salt, pepper and chilli over medium heat for about 15 minutes. Reduce heat and add the rest of the oil and fresh tomatoes and cook for another 15 minutes. Add the tinned tomatoes and bring to a simmer for another 10 minutes or so until the sauce has begun to reduce.
  • While the sauce is cooking thoroughly cover the pork joint in salt and pepper. Heat the oil over a medium-high heat and then brown the pork all over.
  • Once the sauce is made and the meat has been browned place the pork into the sauce and place in the oven, covered, for 2-3 hours until the pork is falling apart.
  • Shred the pork and stir into the sauce. Serve over pasta, polenta or gnocchi and top with grated parmesan if desired.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 705mg | Potassium: 843mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 19.9mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2.3mg