Italian Braised Pork Shoulder Ragu #pasta #dinner

Italian Braised Pork Shoulder Ragu #pasta #dinner

Generous, heavenly, ameliorating and EASY to make! This pork bear ragu is one of those dishes which stews away for an evening on your stove top to change a shoddy cut of meat and couple of different fixings into a luxuriously seasoned supper ideal for a Sunday supper, a day off when you're stuck inside, or organization coming over since all the work is done hours prior.

To make pork bear ragu, braise lumps of pork shoulder and Italian hotdog in a tomato and red wine sauce until the pork is self-destructing. When the pork is delicate, shred it and return the pork to the sauce, altering the seasonings as required.

I will say that with the rich, delightful pork bear ragu and the crisp pappardelle (and an exquisite glass of red wine), I had a feeling that I was in an incredible Italian café. The main contrast was we needed to do the cleaning up after supper, yet we likewise began a flame so it offset.

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Italian Braised Pork Shoulder Ragu #pasta #dinner

Italian comfort food of tomato, braised sausage, and pork shoulder ragu simmering on the stove is the perfect way to spend a chilly day. This pork ragu is easily doubled and freezes well.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs pork shoulder, trimmed of fat and cut into a few large chunks
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28 oz can of whole tomatoes, pureed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme, or 1 tbsp fresh
  • 1 tsp dried oregano, or 1 tbsp fresh
  • 1/2 lb sweet Italian pork sausage
  • 2 lbs dried or fresh pasta, preferably thick noodles like fettucini
  • shredded parmesan cheese, for topping


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil on medium-high heat. Season the pork shoulder with salt and pepper. Once the oil is shimmering, add the pork and sear it all all sides until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the pork to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Reduce the heat to low. Add the onion, carrots, and garlic along with another sprinkle of salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is soft, but not browned, about 8 minutes. Add the wine and increase the heat to medium-high again. Let the wine boil for about 5 minutes, then stir in the tomatoes and herbs.
  3. Now add back in the pork shoulder. Then break up the sausage into small clumps and drop them into the sauce. Bring the sauce to a boil, then cover the pot and lower the heat to keep it at a simmer. Simmer the sauce for 3 - 3 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the pork is tender and pulls apart easily.
  4. Remove the chunks of pork shoulder from the sauce and shred them by pulling the pieces between two forks. Once the pork is shredded, add it back to the pot. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings, adding more salt, pepper, and/or herbs as needed. Let the sauce continue to gently simmer uncovered on low while you cook the pasta.
  5. Heat up a large pot of well salted water. Add the pasta to the water and cook until it is done to your liking. Scoop out about 1 cup of pasta water and then drain the pasta. Return the pasta to the pot you cooked it in and add about 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Then ladle in some of the pork ragu. Simmer the pasta and ragu together for a few minutes, adding more pasta water if needed, until you have a thick sauce which coats the pasta.
  6. Serve the pasta with more ragu over the top and pass around the parmesan cheese.

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