Delicious Pork Shoulder Ragu with pappardelle pasta! Takes some time but it’s well worth it! Your kitchen will smell amazing and your family will be asking for seconds! I hope you give this recipe a try!
I can’t believe we are just a couple of weeks away before school starts! I’m back to meal planning and big batch cooking. In the fall, I absolutely love making this Pork Shoulder Ragu. Pork is a little cheaper than beef or chicken and it tastes great! I love throwing a pork shoulder roast in the slow cooker and shredding it up for sandwiches, or serving it over mashed cauliflower (recipe here).
I just picked up this amazing boneless pork shoulder roast from Willow Creek Farms (part of Fox Heritage Farms!) over at Metcalfe’s if you’re here in Madison. I have to say, this was absolutely delicious! I hope you guys check it out!
Le Creuset Giveaway!!
With fall right around the corner, and back to school, you need one of these for sure!
I know I don’t need to sell you on the Le Creuset Dutch oven but in case you don’t know what this is, here’s everything you need to know:
The iconic Le Creuset Dutch oven is indispensable in the kitchens of home cooks and professional chefs alike. Long recognized for its strength and durability, cast iron is the prime material for slow-cooking, braising and roasting, thanks to its ability to maintain even and consistent heat. The enameled Dutch oven needs no seasoning, and it’s suitable for both stovetop and oven use.
Le Creuset produced the first enameled cast iron cookware nearly a century ago, and the original foundry still operates today, where 15 skilled artisans hand-inspect each piece. This tradition of the finest culinary craftsmanship, combined with the latest innovations in comfort and functionality, make Le Creuset unsurpassed in both beauty and quality.
- Colorful exterior enamel is shock-resistant to prevent chipping and cracking
- Sand-colored interior enamel has a smooth finish that promotes caramelization, prevents sticking and resists stains
- Dome-shaped lid locks in flavor by promoting continuous circulation of heat and moisture
- Wide loop handles provide a safe and comfortable grip
- Signature black phenolic knob is oven-safe up to 500°F
- Stainless steel knob is safe at any oven temperature
- No seasoning required
Le Creuset Giveaway DETAILS and How to Enter!!
I’m giving away ONE 7 1/4 quart round Dutch oven in DEEP TEAL (brand new color, exclusively sold at Williams Sonoma). Retail price: $370!
Enter over on my Instagram page! Good luck! Giveaway will close on Thursday, August 31st at 12 midnight EST. Giveaway open to US residents only. For an extra entry, leave a comment below!!!
Pork Shoulder Ragu with Pappardelle Pasta
This is comfort food you guys! So good! I hope you give this recipe a try!
Pork Shoulder Ragu
- 2 to 2½- pound boneless pork shoulder roast
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small onion; chopped
- 2 garlic cloves; minced
- 1 - 28 oz can diced tomatoes with juice (I highly recommend fire roasted diced tomatoes) + more if needed*
- 1 cup red wine; plus more if needed
- 5 sprigs fresh thyme
- 5 sprigs fresh oregano
- Small handful of fennel seeds
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce for smokiness (optional)
- Pappardelle pasta
- Freshly grated parmesan cheese for serving
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Liberally season the pork roast with salt and pepper on both sides. Add olive oil and butter to large Dutch oven and heat over medium-high until the butter melts, but does not burn. Add the pork roast to pan and brown on both sides, for about 8 to 10 minutes total.
- Add the onions and garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, wine, thyme, oregano, fennel and hot sauce (if using) and bring to a boil. Cover, and put in oven. Braise for 3 to 4 hours, flipping once halfway through cooking time. If you are cooking less pork (only 1 pound or 1.5), you only need to braise for about 2 to 2.5 hours. Add more liquid (water, wine, or tomato sauce) if needed. I recommend adding more tomato sauce. (The liquid should come to about ⅓ of the way up the pork.) Meat is done when it’s practically falling apart. Place onto a cutting board and pull it apart with two forks, then add back to the pot and stir to combine.
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Stir pasta into the pork shoulder ragu and serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese! Enjoy!
Disclosure: The Le Creuset Dutch oven was sent to me and one is also being provided to me for the giveaway.
Stephanie Bleau says
Absolutely cannot WAIT to try this!!!
I hope you do!!!
Kim D says
This looks sooooo stinking good. Enjoy and hope to win. Have a great day
Megan Campagna says
This looks delicious! Perfect for fall weather coming up ?
Julie Wood says
This recipe looks amazing and easy to make. I will have to try it!
The playing looks amazing! Can’t wait to go grocery shopping for ingredients!
Raquel Verdugo says
I am so excited at the possibility of winning a Dutch oven, and hopefully trying the recipe above! May the odds be in my favor!
Colleen Boudreau says
I would love to win! Thank you.
Crystal Conway says
This sounds great! I don’t eat beef and eat pork sparingly, but I think I would really like this!
Ashley Perez says
Ooh would love this!!! My Instagram is @breelovesfashion8 🙂
Paula | Vintage Kitchen says
This is the kind of recipes that prevent me from turning into a healthy vegetarian, haha! I love everything about this post, including the wonderful color of your dutch oven!
This looks perfect for the fall!!!
Alicia Vara says
How Pretty is that COLOR!!! Thanks for this fall family friendly recipe!!! ???
Lynn B says
Your presentation and photos are wonderful and always make me hungry! 🙂
Lana S says
Looks yummy and I love a good pork shoulder! It’s nice to have something to try other than the typical pork roast or BBQ pulled pork. Thanks!
(And the Le Creuset dutch oven is GORGEOUS!)
Nikki Bennett says
You’re picking winners on my 30th bday, so I hope I win!
Sounds delicious! I can not wait to keep my mouth shut! I am gonna try this! Thanks for sharing!
What a delicious sounding variation on my usual pork roast dinner. This sounds so good and …..ooh, pasta! Yes!
I am eating the screen! I love Ragu recipes! I love pappardelle! This is awesome dear. This is another recipe of yours Im going to have to make!
Mary Pham says
Thank you for sharing this recipe! I can’t wait to try it as the weather gets cooler out! Fingers crossed for that beautiful teal Dutch oven! What a wonderful addition to my kitchen it would be!