Culurjones de Patate (Sardinian Ravioli with a Meat Ragu)

  • Total: 2 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 2 hr 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

For the Ragu:

10 ounces pancetta, diced

1 pound top round beef, cut into 1-inch cubes

Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 cup small diced carrots

3/4 cup small diced celery

1 cup small diced onions

2 tablespoons Italian tomato paste

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

1/2 cup dry red wine

1 cup beef stock

2 cups tomato sauce

For the Pasta:

4 large baking potatoes, peeled, cooked, riced and cooled

1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature

2 ounces grated pecorino cheese

1 egg

Dash fresh peppermint oil

Salt

Freshly ground white pepper

4 cups all-purpose flour

For the cheese filling:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound Swiss chard, cleaned and chiffonade

Salt 

Freshly ground black pepper

1 pound soft, fresh pecorino cheese, drained overnight

3 eggs

Pinch of fresh grated nutmeg

To Finish:

4 ounces grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Directions

  1. For the Ragu: In a saucepan, render the pancetta over medium heat, about 8 minutes, or until almost all the fat is rendered. Season the beef with salt and pepper. Add the beef to the pancetta and brown the meat for 5 minutes, or until the meat is medium brown in color. Stir in the carrots, celery, and onions. Season with salt and pepper. Saute the vegetables for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are translucent. Dilute the tomato paste in 1/2 cup of water. Stir in the garlic, wine, diluted tomato paste, stock and tomato sauce and reduce the heat to very low. Cook, partially covered, for 2 hours.
  2. For the Pasta: In a mixing bowl, combine the potatoes, butter, cheese, egg and peppermint oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add in enough flour to form into a smooth ball. Cover the dough and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
  3. For the Cheese Filling: In a saute pan, over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the Swiss chard. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool. In a mixing bowl, combine the Swiss chard, cheese, eggs and nutmeg. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. To assemble: Divide the dough in half. Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Roll both of the dough's out into a rectangle, as thin as possible. On one of the sheets of pasta, place heaping spoonfuls of the cheese mixture about every 2 inches. Place the other sheet of pasta over the first sheet of pasta and press down firmly around the mounds of cheese. Using a knife or pastry wheel, cut between the rows to make 1 1/2-inch squares.
  5. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the ravioli and cook until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and toss with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. To serve: Place a quarter of the raviolis in each serving bowl. Spoon the ragu over the pasta. Garnish with the grated cheese and parsley.

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