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Pork & Chorizo Ragu

maximum flavour in under 30 minutes!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Worldwide
Keyword pork bolognese, pork mince, pork mince recipe, pork ragu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 396kcal
Author AnotherFoodBlogger

Equipment

  • Chef Knives
  • Chopping board
  • heavy bottomed casserole dish
  • large saucepan
  • wooden spoon
  • cheese grater
  • Measuring utensils

Ingredients

  • 500 g pork mince
  • 200 g chorizo mince
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 400 g tinned tomatoes
  • 125 ml red wine
  • 250 ml vegetable stock
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • parmesan
  • pasta

Instructions

  • Blend the carrot, onion & garlic in food processor
  • In a heavy bottomed casserole dish cook the carrot mixture on medium-high heat with 1 tbsp olive oil approx. 2 minutes
  • Add both minces and cook until grains are all separated – approx. 5 minutes
  • Add tomato paste and cook for 1 minute
  • Add red wine, tinned tomatoes, stock & thyme and cook for a further 6-8 minutes or until the liquid has reduced to a Bolognese consistency
  • Cook the pasta, reserve 125ml of pasta water and then stir in the ragu along with reserved pasta water
  • Serve with grated parmesan

Notes

Tips/Tricks

  • the ragu is freezer friendly – if freezing it my advice is to cook it a little less so that it’s a little more saucey for when you are reheating it
  • adding the starchy pasta water not only thins out the ragu but also helps the sauce to coat the pasta
  • if you can’t get hold of chorizo mince then just cut the sausage meat from a chorizo sausage or alternatively use nduja but that’s going to be more spicy! 
  • if you don’t have a food processor you can chop the veg finely or even grate them finely too – the food processor not only speeds up the process but also allows the veg to blend in with the meat giving you that ragu/Bolognese style look

Nutrition

Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 548IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg