Guest Post from Allison Bell from Allison’s Tuscany
Homemade Tuscan Ragù Sauce
Meat sauce is made regularly in Italian households; it is one of their staples. Pasta al Sugo is a comfort food and my mother-in-law rarely sends me home without a small container of fresh meat sauce to use during the week. The secret to a good meat sauce is how long it cooks. If you see the sauce getting too dry before 2 hours you can add a little more warm water.
* Passata di Pomodoro (strained tomatoes) is one of the only ingredients my mother-in-law uses out of a jar. It is a key ingredient to many sauces, vegetables, and even some meat dishes. The Italians who are fortunate enough to have an outdoor garden grow their own tomatoes in the summer in order to make and jar enough passata di pomodoro for the year.