4.31 from 85 votes
Slow Cooked Minced Pork Ragu
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins
Belly warming and made with love, this slow cooked pork mince ragu is the perfect way to celebrate the weekend. Pour yourself a glass of wine and spend some time in the kitchen preparing this heavenly dish for your loved ones
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 375 kcal
Author: Whole Food Bellies
  • 1/2 lb bacon finely diced (look for bacon free of sulfites/sulfates)
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 lb pork mince look for pasture raised where possible
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pappardelle freshly cooked to serve
  • parmesan finely grated to serve
  1. Fry bacon gently in a saucepan. Once cooked, add in the carrots, celery and onion and cook softly until slightly brown and the onion is translucent
  2. Add in the pork mince and stir constantly until browned
  3. Add in the wine, tomato paste and a little of the stock. Stir to combine
  4. Simmer for two hours, gradually adding in the remaining stock and milk during that time. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  5. To serve ladle a scoop of the meat mixture over some freshly cooked pasta and top with parmesan cheese
Recipe Notes

Sauce freezes well separately of the pasta. Make a double batch and freeze for a midweek meal.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooked Minced Pork Ragu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 327mg14%
Potassium 489mg14%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1885IU38%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.