Calabrese-Style Meat Sauce (Rag├╣ alla Calabrese) in Clay!

Calabrese-Style Meat Sauce (Rag├╣ alla Calabrese)

Recipe courtesy of

We modified it to cook in VitaClay.

A deliciously flavorsome Italian meat sauce thatÔÇÖs so easy to prepare in VitaClay! This authentic recipe from South Italy can be served with pasta or with a chunk of crusty bread ÔÇô try it for your next family dinner!


  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 lbs Italian sausage, fennel (or other types)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped into small bits
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped finely
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • pinch peperoncino (chili flakes)


  1. Using a medium pan, heat up olive oil, over medium-high heat. Once the oil is ready, saut├ę garlic and onion, until onions are slightly soft.
  2. Add ground pork. Mix. Let the meat cook a bit (until most of the ground pork has changed color). Add fennel sausage. Mix. Add carrots and celery. Mix and let cook for a couple of minutes.
  3. Transfer to your Clay pot. Add tomato sauce, salt, bay leaves, pepper and peperoncino. Mix to combine.
  4. Set on ÔÇťsoupÔÇŁ to cook for 1.5 to 2 hours. Or on ÔÇťslowÔÇŁ to cook for 1-1.5 hours (Note: donÔÇÖt forget to stir it occasionally to make sure it does not stick in the bottom of the pot to burn)
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Serve.

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