Dave’s Veal Ragu & Pappardelle.

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Dave’s Veal Ragu & Pappardelle.


What do you serve to a hungry motley crew that was the question for Rhonda’s Surprised Birthday Dinner and Wine Tasting Event that we were hosting.  The answer is Dave’s homemade Veal Ragu served with fresh Pappardelle pasta. Something to feed the group, easy to prepare before hand and delicious left over’s.  So without further ado here is the recipe.


INGREDIENTS.                    Recipe

3-4 lbs veal shoulder steaks

Salt & pepper


Extra virgin olive oil

4 garlic cloves minced

3-4 medium carrots finely chopped

2 celery ribs finely chopped

1 onion finely chopped

1 cup red wine

2-3 cups beef or chicken stock

1 fresh rosemary sprig

¼ cup chopped fresh basil

1 teaspoon fennel seed

½ teaspoon coriander

1 can chopped tomatoes (14 oz)

1 can stewed tomatoes (14 oz)

2 cans peeled Italian tomatoes (35 oz)




Salt & Pepper Veal, dredge in flour shake off excess. In a large enameled cast iron casserole heat olive oil and brown veal over medium high heat one at a time, transfer to plate.


In same pan add more olive oil if needed and add carrots, celery and onions cook over medium heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic for 1 minute, add one can of tomatoes and deglaze bottom of pan (scrape all of the brown bits off the bottom using a wooden spoon).


Add the rest of the tomatoes, spices, basil and rosemary. Add wine and beef (or chicken) stock. Return the veal back into the sauce and cook with a lid for about 3 hours making sure the veal is submerged.


Take veal out of sauce, let cool, shred and cut meat into bite size pieces and put back into sauce. Stir and taste, add salt and pepper to taste. Keep ragu warm over low heat.


Cook fresh pappardelle as per instructions.


Plate pasta in large serving bowl and put ragu on top, serve and enjoy. ~ Bon appetite.




David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien.   A life time resident of Fairfield County he has worked throughout lower Fairfield County for over 30 years and now resides in Darien, Ct since 2004. 

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Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
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David, how misleading. None of the ingredients are Ragu, the sauce is made from scratch. Now I'm hungry for lunch

May 15, 2011 06:28 AM #1
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

mmm good Ed, and great leftovers as well.

May 15, 2011 08:15 AM #2
Debbie Gartner
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Sounds really good.  LOL when I first read the title, I was thinking it was a new restaurant in Darien or New Canaan.

May 15, 2011 09:08 AM #3
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Debbie, that is a great idea.

May 16, 2011 01:27 AM #4
Barbara Altieri
Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

David -- I'll be in Darien tomorrow afternoon. What time should I stop by to get a sample?  lol!

May 17, 2011 11:21 AM #5
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