What’s your favourite ragu recipe? We love a traditional beef ragu and I always use half beef/half pork when making lasagna for the teenager, but my preference is now for the veggie version.
Packed full of healthy veggies, this rich and luxurious meat-free ragu recipe goes perfectly with pasta dishes and it’s very tasty as a topping for jacket potatoes (with the obligatory handful of cheese for the teenager).
I always make at least double quantity so I can keep some in the freezer. When the ravenous teenager turns up with friends in tow, it’s so easy to defrost a bag of this veggie ragu recipe, cook some spag and hey presto, hungry teens have happy tummies!
It’s pretty easy to see why we love this ragu recipe! It’s because it’s quick, easy and cheap which just happen to be three of my favourite words!
This is the most basic version of a veggie ragu
It’s delicious as is, however you can add sliced mushrooms or bell peppers for extra flavour and vits! It’s a great way to make sure kids get plenty of good, fresh veggies into their system. If you’re running low on fresh veggies (this happens to you too, right?) a couple of handfuls of frozen peas &/or sweetcorn is a great addition!
Luxuriously rich vegetarian ragu recipe, bursting with tomatoey goodness
- 2 15 oz tins Italian Pomodoro tomatoes, chopped
- 2 medium brown-skinned onions, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 tsp dried oregano
Fry off the onion in a teeny amount of olive oil, until it is soft and translucent, then add in the chopped garlic
Add in the chopped tomato, carrots, celery, tomato puree, stock cube and oregano.
Top up the sauce with 15 fl oz of water, stir, turn down the heat and leave to simmer for 15 minutes, until the ragu has reduced to a thick, well-combined sauce
Serve piping hot with pasta, garnished with fresh basil and Parmesan shavings
Are you making this recipe? Please leave a comment to let me know and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #coraliecooks on Instagram so I can see. I LOVE seeing what you come up with.