Jamie Oliver

Versatile meat ragù

A brilliant, veg-packed all-rounder

Versatile meat ragù

Serves 12
Cooks In2H 15M
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    355
    18%
  • Fat
    15.2g
    22%
  • Saturates
    4.8g
    24%
  • Protein
    35.6g
    79%
  • Carbs
    15.6g
    6%
  • Sugars
    11.6g
    13%
  • Salt
    0.92g
    15%
  • Fibre
    3.4g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

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Ingredients

  • 2 red onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 6 rashers higher-welfare streaky bacon
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 750 g higher-welfare minced pork
  • 750 g minced beef
  • 2 wineglasses red wine
  • 5 x 400 g tins of plum tomatoes
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
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Method

  1. Start by prepping all your veg: peel and finely chop the onions, garlic and carrots, trim and finely slice the celery, then peel, deseed and finely chop the squash. Finely slice the bacon.
  2. Heat the oil in a very large casserole pan over a medium-low heat, add the bacon, followed by the onion, garlic, carrot, celery and squash and cook gently for about 15 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Add the mince, breaking it up with a spoon, and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat up, pour in the wine and leave to bubble and cook away for a few minutes, then tip in the tomatoes and 2 tins' worth of water. Drop in the rosemary sprigs and bay leaf, and season with sea salt and black pepper.
  5. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 1½ hours. After this time, if the ragù is still quite liquidy, remove the lid, turn the heat up and simmer for a few more minutes, or until thickened and reduced.
  6. Eat straight away, or if you’re making this ahead of time, allow to cool, then divide between containers or plastic freezer bags.

Tips

If freezing, stick a label on with the date, name of the dish, and what to serve it with. It can be kept in the fridge for 3 days or freezer for 2 months. If you freeze it, remember to defrost in the fridge before reheating until piping hot.

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    355
    18%
  • Fat
    15.2g
    22%
  • Saturates
    4.8g
    24%
  • Protein
    35.6g
    79%
  • Carbs
    15.6g
    6%
  • Sugars
    11.6g
    13%
  • Salt
    0.92g
    15%
  • Fibre
    3.4g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake