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Classic Ragu

 
One serving costs about $1.65

$1.65 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 180 minutes

Ready in 3 hours

6 dairy-free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:49%

Spoonacular Score: 49%

 

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Classic Ragu a try. This recipe makes 6 servings with 403 calories, 16g of protein, and 24g of fat each. For $1.65 per serving, this recipe covers 17% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. A mixture of ground veal, olive oil, celery, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. To use up the celery you could follow this main course with the Pistachio Shortbread Cookies as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 53%. This score is solid. Try Classic Ragu Bolognese, Classic Holiday Recipes made with Classic Ingredients! #DiamondNuts, and Classic Browned Butter Yellow Cake For A Classic Friend for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1.5 lb
1.5 lb pureed fresh canned tomatoes
pureed fresh canned tomatoes
1 small
1 small diced carrot
diced carrot
1 rib
1 rib diced celery
diced celery
some
some cooked tagliatelle
cooked tagliatelle
1 clove
1 clove garlic
garlic
0.25 lb
0.25 lb ground sausage
ground sausage
0.5 lb
0.5 lb ground veal
ground veal
some
some olive oil
olive oil
1 medium
1 medium diced onion
diced onion
some
some Salt & Pepper
Salt & Pepper
1.5 lb pureed fresh canned tomatoes
1.5 lb
pureed fresh canned tomatoes
1 small diced carrot
1 small
diced carrot
1 rib diced celery
1 rib
diced celery
some cooked tagliatelle
some
cooked tagliatelle
1 clove garlic
1 clove
garlic
0.25 lb ground sausage
0.25 lb
ground sausage
0.5 lb ground veal
0.5 lb
ground veal
some olive oil
some
olive oil
1 medium diced onion
1 medium
diced onion
some Salt & Pepper
some
Salt & Pepper

Equipment

wooden spoon
wooden spoon
pot
pot
wooden spoon
wooden spoon
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. In a pot add a couple glugs of olive oil & saut clove of garlic until brown then discard.
  2. On medium heat saut veggies slowly for about 10 minutes - so they are not brown but translucent.
  3. Raise the heat slightly & add in meat - breaking up the pieces with a wooden spoon.
  4. Season with salt & pepper.
  5. Add tomatoes & half a glass of water.
  6. Bring up to boil.
  7. Lower to a very low simmer for 2.5 hours stirring occasionally.
  8. Toss with your favorite pasta.
  9. If sauce becomes too thick, add a little pasta water.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.65
Ingredient
1.5 pounds pureed fresh canned tomatoes
1 small diced carrot
1 rib diced celery
some cooked tagliatelle
1 clove garlic
¼ pounds ground sausage
½ pounds ground veal
some olive oil
1 medium diced onion
Price
$1.46
$0.09
$0.15
$3.35
$0.07
$1.01
$2.51
$1.00
$0.24
$9.88

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • When buying celery, make sure the stalks feel firm and the leaves look fresh. Store in your refrigerator's crisper for up to two weeks.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, pasture raised pork to avoid antibiotics, hormones, and genetically modified feed. It is better for your health, for the animals, and for the planet. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating vegetarian meals more often during the week so you can splurge on better meat on the weekends.

  • According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), celery is one of the worst vegetables in term of pesticide residue. If you're trying to reduce pesticide residue in your diet, be sure to buy organic celery.

  • Some types of noodles (fettuccine, pappardelle, tagliatelle, etc.) are often made with eggs. Be sure to check the ingredient list if you're following a vegan or egg-free diet.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
401 Calories
16g Protein
23g Total Fat
32g Carbs
12% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
401
20%

Fat
23g
36%

  Saturated Fat
5g
32%

Carbohydrates
32g
11%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
69mg
23%

Sodium
511mg
22%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
16g
32%

Selenium
24µg
35%

Vitamin A
1698IU
34%

Vitamin B3
5mg
28%

Manganese
0.54mg
27%

Vitamin E
3mg
25%

Vitamin B6
0.47mg
23%

Phosphorus
213mg
21%

Copper
0.36mg
18%

Potassium
603mg
17%

Vitamin K
17µg
17%

Zinc
2mg
17%

Vitamin C
12mg
15%

Fiber
3g
15%

Iron
2mg
15%

Magnesium
55mg
14%

Vitamin B1
0.21mg
14%

Vitamin B2
0.22mg
13%

Vitamin B12
0.74µg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
12%

Folate
33µg
8%

Calcium
66mg
7%

Vitamin D
0.33µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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