27 March 2009

Daring Bakers March Challenge : Part 3 - A Ragu to not write home about

Welcome to part 3 of 5 :) For this part of the challenge I took on some of the extra ingredients from the challenge recipe, although as you'll see in the verdict, I think I'll stick to my usual ragu next time...

Ingredients :

300g minced pork
300g minced lamb
300g minced beef
100g smoked pancetta, chopped finely
100g parma ham, chopped finely
200g mushrooms, chopped finely
1 red onion, chopped finely
1 white onion, chopped finely
1 carrot, chopped finely
3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1cm ginger, chopped finely
2cm green chilli, chopped finely
2cm red chilli, chopped finely
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 litre beef stock

Method :

01. Mix together all the vegetables with the pancetta.

02. Fry vegetable mix in a large pan on a high heat, until cooked through.

03. Remove vegetable from pan, and add in remaining meats.

04. Cook until meats are browned.

05. Add in vegetables and continue to cook over medium heat, until all water has evaporated.

06. Add in stock 1/2 a cup at a time, ensuring each 1/2 cup has evaporated before adding the next.

07. Add the last 1/2 cup, cover with lid and simmer for 1 hour.

08. Add in tomatoes, stir and cook uncovered for another 45 mins.

The ragu can be made up to 3 days in advance.


Lisa Michelle said...

Since I already saw your GORGEOUS, MOUTH WATERING, PERFECT finished lasagne, I must give major kudoss prior to the other parts! KUDOS to a great job!

ice tea: sugar high said...

Fantastic looking lasagna! Great job on this month's challenge.

Spike said...

sorry this one didn't wow you. maybe next month!

Dragon said...

Great job on this month's challenge!!

Anonymous said...

Your posts are really well-organized and detailed. I love your lasagne! Thanks for sharing the whole experience!

Celeste said...

Great job on this month's challenge! :)