4 servings (serving size: 1 cup ragout, 1 cup pasta, and 1 tablespoon cheese)

This hearty pork stew is delicious served over hot penne pasta.  Top with grated Parmesan cheese and garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs.

How to Make It

Step 1

Trim fat from pork; cut pork into 1/4-inch cubes.

Step 2

Remove casing from sausage. Cook sausage in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until browned; stir to crumble. Remove sausage from pan with a slotted spoon. Add onion to pan; saute 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add pork, and sauté 5 minutes. Add sausage, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Stir in broth and wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Serve over pasta, and sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.

Chef's Notes

Freezing instructions: After cooking ragout, place in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Cool completely in refrigerator; freeze for up to 1 month. To reheat, place bag in a large pot of boiling water (do not unseal bag). Cook 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove the bag from water using tongs. While ragout is reheating, grate the cheese, and cook the pasta according to package instructions, omitting salt and fat.

Ratings & Reviews

ktleyed's Review

August 04, 2014
Good stick to your ribs recipe, but wasn't overly wowed by it.

AnnSonnen's Review

April 12, 2013
We make this pretty regularly. Love the combination of flavors with rosemary. I definitely recommend it.

Onecentinvegas's Review

December 11, 2011
This was disappointing. It wasn't that bad, but it wasn't particularly good either. Just not an interesting dish. Husband and I agreed not to make this one again

Melpy84's Review

January 21, 2010
I had to change a few things. I added some cinnamon 1/4 tsp. The sauce made the cheese taste like fish so I added some parmesan instead. I also used the immersion blender to shred some of the beef so it would have a better texture. Otherwise it was more o f a 2 star recipe. With the modifications I would make it again.

MelB78's Review

November 29, 2008
Yummy! My husband and I and our four children love this, it's really good! Will make again, easy everyday meal, and I didn't alter anything.