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Home Made Cavatelli and four Meats Ragu`... from the rolling hills of Avellino. your social media marketing partner

For the Cavatelli:

  • 2 Cups - White flour
  • Water

For the Ragu`:

  • 1 Lb - Meat (Beef, lamb, pork and veal)
  • 4 Cups - Tomato sauce
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 2 Oz. - White wine
  • Grated Parmigiano cheese
  • 2 Leaves of basil
  • Parsley
  • EV olive oil
  • Salt & pepper  


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  • Pour the flour in a bowl and begin to add water a little at the time.  Mix the water into the flour.
  • Once the water is well amalgamated with the flour, remove the dough from the bowl and move it to a wooden board. Continue to work with your hands the dough until reaches a firm consistency.
  • Cut a piece of dough and roll it with your hands on the board into a round form a little less that 1/2" thick.
  • With a knife, cut the round dough into small pieces and with the tip of your index and middle finger press on each piece and pull it toward you. It should result in a "Cavatello".  (Watch the middle sequence of the video).


  • In a sauce pan, add EV olive oil and saute` the garlic and the onion together.
  • Once the garlic begins to turn golden, add the four cuts of meat: pork, veal, lamb and beef.
  • Let the meat color on all sides and add the white wine.
  • After a minute or two, add the tomato sauce, the basil cut into pieces and the parsley. Add salt and pepper as desired.
  • Cook for 1 hour at medium flame.
  • Pour the Ragu` sauce over the cavatelli which you have cooked separately and garnish with plenty of Parmigiano.

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Review by jmetrolucies , Wednesday, 21 July 2010 vote imagevote imagevote image
This made a nice tender Cavatelli,I had a great time teaching my 3 kids how to shape them, it helped get them to the kitchen and got them talking. la mia mia vita. your social media marketing partner