Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins
My grandmother-in-law's recipe. It is requested by nearly everyone who tastes it. Recently the club we belong to added it to their permanent menu. Nonna made her own pasta dough - but I use won ton wrappers. It is the filling that makes these!
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- garlic powder
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 (8 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 4 tablespoons olive oil (more if needed)
- 1 egg
- 1 -2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- 1 (100 count) package wonton wrappers
- Heat 1 Tbs. oil in large skillet, add meat and brown well.
- Drain fat from meat and add salt, pepper, garlic powder and nutmeg. Set aside.
- Drain thawed spinach, squeezing to eliminate excess water.
- Saute spinach with 3 Tbs. oil sprinkled with garlic powder.
- Add spinach to meat and stir well. Continue sauteing for 5-10 minutes.
- Cool, then add egg and Paresan cheese mixing well.
- Place 2 teaspoons filling into center of won ton wrapper. If using less filling - fold wrapper over and seal edges using a bit of water. If using more filling- place a second wrapper over filling and seal using a bit of water.
- Note: Nonna made the filling and then placed several slices of bread into a bowl. Then put the filling on top of the bread. She let that sit in the refrigerator to absorb any excess fat drippings. Then she would place filling into pasta.
- Place pasta in boiling water until float to top. Ravioli may be frozen.
Delicious and easy! Everyone was asking for the recipe. I used ground turkey and fresh baby spinach sauteed with garlic. Served it with some marinara on the side. Thank you.
Nonna Marfisa was my great-grandmother. I have searched high and low for ravioli this good. No one seems to combine meat and spinach as a filling anywhere else. This is easy and delicious and it freezes well, in case you don't eat all that you make...doubtful!