Veal Ragout

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by PanNan

In Holland a meat ragout is a common dish. It is a creamy sauce served over cooked rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes. Sometimes it's made with mushrooms, or other vegetables, but often there's meat in the sauce. This version is made with veal. It's very good.

Top Review by chia2160

i made this using veal stew meat, and it was very good. i had a long lost recipe from julia child's french cookbook yrs ago that was very similar, thanks for sharing

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb veal, for braising
  • 12 cup ground veal (purchase from butcher or mince some of the veal purchased for braising & make into little meatballs)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 12 cup fresh parsley
  • 12 teaspoon thyme (preferably fresh branch or two)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pinch mace
  • 6 peppercorns
  • Sauce

  • 2 cups broth, from braising the veal
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cream


  1. Brown piece of veal in butter.
  2. Add water, salt, whole vegetables, herbs and seasonings and braise until the veal is tender- about 45 minutes.
  3. Add the meatballs to the broth and simmer for ten minutes after the temperature returns to the simmer point.
  4. Remove solids with a slotted spoon.
  5. Discard vegetables, herbs, and seasonings.
  6. Slice the veal into small bite size pieces.
  7. Make sauce- melt butter, add flour and stir constantly for a few minutes.
  8. Gradually add broth.
  9. Add meatballs and veal pieces back to the sauce.
  10. Add lemon, stir.
  11. Add cream, stir.
  12. Serve over rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.

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