The most delicious ragu - so simple, so cheap.
Cooking Time (Includes Preparation Time) - 3.5 Hours
Feeds: 4 People
1 - 1.25kg Pork Shoulder
2 Peeled Carrots
2 Celery Sticks
3 Garlic Cloves
1 Block of Parmesan
1 Miniature Bottle of Red Wine
2 x Tins of Peeled Whole Tomatoes
3 Bay Leaves
500g of Spaghetti
Total Cost - £9.80
Preheat oven to 160C/140C fan.
Cut the pork shoulder into chunks. Chop up the onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cut the rind off the parmesan.
Season the pork pieces, get a casserole pot on the heat. Splash in the oil then fry the pork in batches until browned on all sides. Remove the pork, keep the pan on the heat and chuck in the onion, carrot, celery with a pinch of salt. Cook for 5 minutes. Pour in the red wine and tins of tomatoes. Add the bay leaves and parmesan rind.
Add the pork back into the pan, put a lid on it then transfer to the oven to cook for 1 1/2 hours. Take the lid off the pork then cook for a further 30 minutes - 1 hour until the pork is shreddable. Get the ragu out the oven and pull the meat with two forks, season to taste.
Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of salted boiling water according to packet instructions Drain. Serve topped with the ragu a mountain of parmesan and some fresh basil.