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Braised Pork Shoulder Ragu w/ Tomato Gravy
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18 INGREDIENTS • 19 STEPS • 1HR 30MINS

Braised Pork Shoulder Ragu w/ Tomato Gravy

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A dish where North Carolina meets Italy.
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Aaron Ayotte
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A dish where North Carolina meets Italy.
1HR 30MINS
Total Time
$2.49
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Celery
1 stalk
Garlic
2 cloves
Fresh Thyme
1 sprig
Fresh Sage
1 sprig
Chicken Stock
29 fl oz
Chicken Stock
or Chicken Broth
Olive Oil
1 Tbsp
Butter
2 Tbsp
Spaghetti
7 oz
Spaghetti
Water
to taste
Water
Sriracha
to taste
Salt
to taste
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
762
Fat
31.0 g
Protein
59.8 g
Carbs
54.4 g
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step 1
Take Bone-in Pork Shoulder (1) out of the fridge and allow to come to temp. Make sure to pat it dry. If there is excessive fat, make sure to remove it.
step 2
While the pork shoulder comes to temp, julienne the Yellow Onion (1), cube the Carrots (2), thinly slice the Celery (1 stalk), Garlic (2 cloves) and Serrano Chilis (2).
step 2 While the pork shoulder comes to temp, julienne the Yellow Onion (1), cube the Carrots (2), thinly slice the Celery (1 stalk), Garlic (2 cloves) and Serrano Chilis (2).
step 3
Heat the Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) in your pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Season the pork heavily on all sides with Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste). When the oil begins to smoke, sear on all sides until a nice golden brown.
step 3 Heat the Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) in your pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Season the pork heavily on all sides with Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste). When the oil begins to smoke, sear on all sides until a nice golden brown.
step 4
Remove the seared pork and set aside. Add in the onions, carrots, celery and pepper, Fresh Thyme (1 sprig) and Fresh Sage (1 sprig), and saute for 5 minutes over medium high heat. Season with a bit of Salt (to taste) and Serrano peppers.
step 4 Remove the seared pork and set aside. Add in the onions, carrots, celery and pepper, Fresh Thyme (1 sprig) and Fresh Sage (1 sprig), and saute for 5 minutes over medium high heat. Season with a bit of Salt (to taste) and Serrano peppers.
step 5
Add in the garlic and saute until fragrant.
step 5 Add in the garlic and saute until fragrant.
step 6
Once fragrant, add the Canned Whole Peeled Tomatoes (6 2/3 cups) and Chicken Stock (29 fl oz). Crush the tomatoes using a pair of tongs. Season again with a bit more Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste).
step 6 Once fragrant, add the Canned Whole Peeled Tomatoes (6 2/3 cups) and Chicken Stock (29 fl oz). Crush the tomatoes using a pair of tongs. Season again with a bit more Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste).
step 7
Add the pork back to the pan and set it right in the middle of all that goodness. Then apply the lid to your pressure cooker and heat over high heat, while you wait for the pressure to seal the lid.
step 7 Add the pork back to the pan and set it right in the middle of all that goodness. Then apply the lid to your pressure cooker and heat over high heat, while you wait for the pressure to seal the lid.
step 8
Once the seal has been made, turn the heat to medium-low, so you can hear a slight whistle from the top. Cook for one hour.
step 8 Once the seal has been made, turn the heat to medium-low, so you can hear a slight whistle from the top. Cook for one hour.
step 9
After the hour has past, either run the pressure cooker under cold water to release the seal or pop a spoon under the whistle to release the pressure.
step 9 After the hour has past, either run the pressure cooker under cold water to release the seal or pop a spoon under the whistle to release the pressure.
step 10
Remove the pork shoulder from the tomato sauce and cover in a large bowl or plate with aluminum foil. At this time, remove the sprigs of thyme and sage from the tomato sauce.
step 10 Remove the pork shoulder from the tomato sauce and cover in a large bowl or plate with aluminum foil. At this time, remove the sprigs of thyme and sage from the tomato sauce.
step 11
Bring a pot of water to a boil, and prepare the Spaghetti (7 oz) according to package's instructions.
step 11 Bring a pot of water to a boil, and prepare the Spaghetti (7 oz) according to package's instructions.
step 12
Now, prepare the tomato gravy. Begin by melting the Butter (2 Tbsp) in a large pan over medium-high heat.
step 12 Now, prepare the tomato gravy. Begin by melting the Butter (2 Tbsp) in a large pan over medium-high heat.
step 13
Once melted, add the All-Purpose Flour (2 Tbsp).
step 13 Once melted, add the All-Purpose Flour (2 Tbsp).
step 14
Cook while stirring for 3 minutes, until the roux is a nice blonde color.
step 14 Cook while stirring for 3 minutes, until the roux is a nice blonde color.
step 15
Add in tomato sauce and stir to combine over medium heat.
step 15 Add in tomato sauce and stir to combine over medium heat.
step 16
Cook for 5 minutes until thickened. If too thick, add a bit of Water (to taste).
step 16 Cook for 5 minutes until thickened. If too thick, add a bit of Water (to taste).
step 17
Shred the pork shoulder with forks or a pair of clean hands.
step 17 Shred the pork shoulder with forks or a pair of clean hands.
step 18
Add the shredded pork to the tomato gravy, along with the cooked pasta. Stir to combine. Give everything a taste, and season with Salt (to taste), Ground Black Pepper (to taste) and Sriracha (to taste) for more heat.
step 18 Add the shredded pork to the tomato gravy, along with the cooked pasta. Stir to combine. Give everything a taste, and season with Salt (to taste), Ground Black Pepper (to taste) and Sriracha (to taste) for more heat.
step 19
Plate and serve. Feel free to add your garnish of choice.
step 19 Plate and serve. Feel free to add your garnish of choice.
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American
Shellfish-Free
Pork
Pasta
Italian
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