A sophisticated and elegant yet surprisingly easy recipe for Pasta with Braised Pork Ragu that will impress your family and friends at your next dinner party. Thanks to Le Creuset for providing me this braiser for recipe testing and for hosting our giveaway. As always, all views, opinions, and recipes are my own.
You’re hosting a dinner party or a big family dinner. You need a dish that is going to wow and impress everyone, but you don’t want to be standing over a stove all day. I’m with you. And here’s the answer.
I make this Pasta with Braised Pork Ragu at least a couple times every winter. I love it. The people I make it for love it. It’s hearty. It’s comforting. And it’s inspired by Mario Batali’s Taccozzette Con Stracotto at his NYC restaurant, Otto.
The magic within this Braised Pork Ragu actually happens when you are away from the kitchen. Yup, that’s right. You can go ahead and enjoy your time reading a book, taking a nap, watching tv, or maybe taking a nap while watching tv 🙂 You just let the slow simmering dish do it’s thing, transforming from a bunch of ingredients into this luxurious, complex-tasting pulled pork ragu.
You like that blue cooking vessel? It’s my new toy that I received from my pals over at Le Creuset. You know how much of a fan of Le Creuset I am, right?
I may not be able to correctly pronounce it… Lay Crew-sett is my Americanized butchered attempt, but this French cookware company is hands down my favorite. My whole kitchen is stocked to the brim with their cookware, bakeware, and cooking utensils. Just ask Asheley, she’ll be more than happy to tell you how much “kitchen stuff” I have. Right Asheley?! 🙂
Their cast iron and enamel covered braisers are made specificially to spread wet and dry heat evenly to break down tough pieces of meat like this pork shoulder. I like it. A lot.
And you can win your very own Le Creuset Braiser! That’s right, we’re giving one away. All $240 of it. Entry instructions are at the bottom of this post 🙂
This braised pork shoulder ragu recipe is a one-pot wonder. Seriously. You just dump a bunch of stuff into the braiser, let it do it’s slow-cooking magic, and boom… you have yourself an instant, warming, hearty dish that’s perfect for a special winter night dinner.
3.5 Quart Le Creuset Braiser Giveaway!
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