My Mom’s Ragu – Comfort Food

My Mom's Ragu - Comfort Food

There are foods where if you place them on the table, it can really make a difference.

One of these is My Mom’s Ragu.

It is that typical Comfort Food, which with its fragrance and flavor, takes you back to the past, evoking images, sensations, and memories.

My Mom's Ragu - Comfort Food

I don’t know if it’s Sicilian or it belongs to another Italian region

I was especially fascinated by the ritual of Sunday lunches; sitting around a big table with all my family, the anxious waiting for my mom and aunts to bring in the rigatoni with ragu.

My Mom's Ragu - Comfort Food

My Mom’s Ragu-Comfort Food

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: sauce
Keyword: pasta, ragu, sauce, tomato
Servings: 4


  • 1 kg minced meat, veal and pork in equal parts 35.3 oz
  • ½ glass white wine
  • 800 ml of tomato sauce 3.3 cups
  • one heart of celery
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves
  • salt
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • I cook it like my mother, starting from a saute` of onions, carrots, celery, and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Warm the oil in a terracotta pan, add the vegetables, and then cook slowly over low heat.
  • Add the minced meat. Saute` over high heat, stirring constantly and grinding it with a fork.
  • Add the white wine and let it evaporate, stirring occasionally.
  • Season it with salt and pepper. Add the tomato sauce and the cloves, stir it with a spoon.
  • The quality of the tomato sauce is very important, and I must say that I found it.
  • I recommend you try Organic Strained Tomatoes, it reminds me of my mother's tomato sauce.
    My Mom's Ragu
  • Bring the mix to a boil, close the pan with the lid but remember t keep a little opening, and cook over a low flame for at least 2 hours till the sauce shrinks and VOILA`.


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