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Pork Ragu over Pasta Recipe Video

Pork Ragu Recipe

Serve this hearty, stewlike sauce over the pasta of your choice for a delicious, no-fuss, weeknight meal. Using ground pork adds an interesting twist to a classic recipe, and the ragu makes great leftovers
Servings 4 - 6


  • 1 pound pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • Prepare the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the bell pepper and carrot and cook until the vegetables are softened and golden-brown, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  • Increase the heat to high and add the ground pork, using a spatula or spoon to break up the meat. Cook until the pork is browned, about 5 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, kosher salt, and sugar and bring to a boil, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes.
  • Serve over the hot cooked pasta.
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