Homemade Ravioli - stuffed with delicious meat and cheese in a spicy tomato sauce

Homemade Ravioli is some of the best I know!



Meat filling

  • 400 gram minced steak
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 50 gram Parmesan cheese
  • 2 dl ricotta cheese
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 0,5 pcs lemon (juice only)
  • salt and pepper

Spicy tomato sauce

  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 pcs shallots
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 can good canned tomatoes
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp good olive olje
  • salt and pepper
  • some of the boiling water from the pasta

Pasta recipe

  • 300 gram Pasta flour (tipo 00)
  • 195 gram eggs (mostly egg yolks)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Ravioli are thin pasta plates that are filled with delicious content between the plates and the plates are sealed so you get a fantastic pasta filled with what you like best. Ravioli is one of my favorites and in Italy this is made in many different forms and filled with many different flavors. In this recipe I have made a very simple meat and cheese filling, but here there are opportunities to fill with lobster, cheeses, egg yolks, spinach etc ... It is not difficult to make, but it requires some practice before the visual result will be very good.

Step 1

Start by frying the minced steak together with the chili and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

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Step 2

Mix the fried meat together with the other ingredients for the filling and mix well. Put in the fridge. It is much easier to shape small balls when it gets cold. This makes the job much easier when you have to fill up the ravioli.

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Step 3

Start by finding a large frying pan and pour in well with good olive oil. Add chili, garlic and shallots. Cook until the onion is soft and shiny. Take in tomato paste and sugar and cook for a few minutes. This means that the slightly bitter taste of the tomato puree disappears. Add a splash of red wine vinegar and let it boil away. Pour in the canned tomatoes and stir well. Dilute with the boiling water from the pasta to get the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper and simmer in a pan until you are ready to serve the food.

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Step 4

How to make Ravioli: Start by rolling out thin sheets of pasta dough. I use a small pasta machine, but you can also do this with a rolling pin. Make sure there is some flour on the table at all times so that the dough does not stick. Place one of the plates on the table and fill with small balls of the meat mixture. Place the meat on one side of the pasta plate so you can fold it over and cover the entire filling. Squeeze out the air between and paste the dough together. I have a few different ravioli presses, but it's fine to use a mold, glass or similar to squeeze out the mold. A ravioli press gives you a very nice look, but the taste is just as good if you use something else. Press the edge with a fork if you do not have a ravioli press. The most important thing is that the edge is completely tight. Here is a link to my recipe for homemade pasta: Hjemmelaget pasta - Den beste pastaen lager du selv!

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Step 5

When preparing the dish: Find a large cooking pot and fill with water. Boil the water and add plenty of salt. Add the pasta and cook for 4 minutes.


Step 6

Mix the ravioli with the tomato sauce and mix gently so that the sauce sticks nicely to all the pieces. Place on a plate and sprinkle with a little basil and parmesan. It is also good with a few drops of good olive oil. Good luck.

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