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Definition: Ragu


Ragu
A sauce of meat, poultry, or a combination of the two and finely diced vegetables simmered for a long time in one or more liquids, such as water, milk, cream, wine, broth, or stock and seasonings. A staple of northern Italy's Bologna, ragu is typically served with pasta.

Though different than the French ragout, both are derived from the verb "ragouter," which means to stimulate the appetite.

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Hope5 Hope5 10 years
This sounds like something I cooked before.
redegg redegg 10 years
This sounds like what I've been making for soup lately. I use Zataran's flavored rice with either beef or chicken stock, add chicken or sausage, chopped vegetables, onion, cilantro, and 5 cups water and it is awesome every time! Its always a little different because the ingredient flavors can vary so much. It makes 6-7 bowls of stew/soup.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
and here i thought 'ragu' was just a brand of sugary spaghetti sauce.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
Hmm... this looks suspiciously like the not great "Beef Stew" I had last night, excpet minus the potatoes. No wonder the stew was so disappointing.
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