Oftentimes when I go out to dinner at an Italian restaurant, I end up ordering some kind of ragout with pasta, I love the consistency of it. So it was about time to make some for myself and my family, and of course I feel you should benefit from this. So here is the recipe for this very delicious meal!


What you’ll need:

  • 2 pounds boneless pork butt, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (6oz) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1 pinch dried rosemary
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • olive oil

Season pork with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a Dutch oven and brown meat for 10 – 12 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add onion to the Dutch oven and cook for 5 minutes.  Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add tomato paste and cook for another 3 minutes.

Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, thyme, rosemary, chicken broth and pepper flakes. Add pork back to the Dutch oven with juices that accumulated on the platter.


Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 1/2 hours. Remove the pork and with 2 forks shred the meat. Add it back to the sauce and reheat it. Serve with pasta of your choice. Personally I think Rigatoni go best with this dish!

Bon Appètit!