Triple Red Pork Stew (Ragout Pebronata)

  • Ultigirl Posted: 01/28/09
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    This recipe was good, but not great, especially given the amount of time needed to make it. If I am going to expend this much time and energy, I'm looking for a wow. This wasn't quite it.

  • oduamy Posted: 01/11/09
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    This recipe is a Sunday afternoon kind of recipe. It was quite labor intensive and oh my word, LOTS of dirty dishes. The flavor was great, but I'm not sure it's one I'd repeat just because of the time it took. I served it with pasta as suggested, but I think it would be better over the polenta or as a previous review suggested, mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

  • joanncarole Posted: 01/10/09
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    This meal was very tasty, but very labor intensive and sort of messy in the prep. That said, I will certainly try it again when it's my husband's night to clean the kitchen. The best thing about it was the sauce you end up with--I thought it would taste very wine-ish, but the blend of flavors is almost like a Swiss steak, except with pork flavoring. And I will serve almost anything over egg noodles, but I could also see this with mashed potatoes. This dish could be served to family, but I'm not too sure a stew is something I would consider for company.

  • Camarillogramma Posted: 01/11/09
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    This was so good, worth the work. My picky family loved it. I didn't completly read the recipe and didn't relize I could start the tomato sauce and red pepper sauce while the pork was cooking so it took me a little longer. Next tiem it will go quicker. I can't wait to have it for lunch tomorrow.

  • SharonOhio Posted: 02/15/09
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    I really liked this recipe but as others said it is a lot of work. I would serve it over polenta (we used pasta and I didn't think that added to the dish). I used canned high quality tomatoes and probably drained a bit too much of the liquid out but the local tomatoes in the dead of winter weren't worth buying. I avoided one pot by putting the pork pieces back into the casserole dish after the liquid reduced, doing the tomatoes first in a skillet and then dumped them into the pork bowl. Then I wiped out the skillet and did the red bell peppers.

  • aupullma Posted: 01/14/09
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    This recipe was a lot of work, and consumed a lot of expensive ingredients for a below-average taste. Additionally, the final 3 steps of the recipe should be performed concurrently while the pork is in the oven, but it was left to the reader to figure that out on your own. Would not go through the effort of making this one again.

  • Lee1971 Posted: 01/13/09
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    This dish was tasty, not great. I would not make it again because it is so time-consuming. There are so many steps to the process and the result does not warrant the effort required. I served with noodles, and that worked well. I'll freeze leftovers for another day.

  • Tobiasflam Posted: 01/28/09
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    This was a pretty tasty dish, but when you consider the time and effort (and elbow grease to clean all the pots, pans and dishes you use!) I hardly think it is worth it. I've already tossed this recipe in the trash.


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