PORK RAGU WITH MASHED POTA­TOES AND PARME­SAN CHEESE

South Waikato News - - Community Cookbook - Pork Ragu Mashed pota­toes To serve

Ready in: 35 min Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 20 min Serves: 4-5.

1 brown onion, finely diced 1 clove gar­lic, minced 1 car­rot, peeled and diced 1cm 1 parsnip, peeled and diced 1cm 450g pork mince 2 ta­ble­spoons tomato paste 1x 400g can chopped to­ma­toes 1 cup beef or veg­etable stock 2 ta­ble­spoons rose­mary leaves, finely chopped

1⁄2 ta­ble­spoon bal­samic vine­gar

❚❚❚600g pota­toes 1 ta­ble­spoon but­ter 2-3 ta­ble­spoons milk

300g green beans 1⁄2 cup shaved or grated parme­san cheese

2 ta­ble­spoons roughly chopped pars­ley leaves and stalks Bring a large pot of salted wa­ter to the boil. Heat a driz­zle of oil in a large fry-pan on medium heat. Cook onion, gar­lic, car­rot and parsnip for 4-5 min­utes, un­til onion is soft. Set veges aside on a plate and wipe pan clean with pa­per tow­els. Re­serve pan.

While veges cook, peel and dice pota­toes 3-4cm. Cook in pot of boil­ing wa­ter for 12-15 min­utes, un­til very soft. Drain and mash with but­ter and milk un­til smooth. Sea­son to taste with salt and pep­per. Set aside and keep warm.

Re­turn re­served pan to high heat with an­other driz­zle of oil. Cook mince for 3-4 min­utes, un­til browned, break­ing up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Re­turn cooked veges to pan, along with tomato paste, canned to­ma­toes, stock and rose­mary, rub­bing any pan brown­ings loose from bot­tom of pan.

Bring ragu sauce to a sim­mer, then re­duce heat to medium and sim­mer gently for about 10

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