From: Ciao Italia Pronto by Mary Ann Esposito ---------- "A typical Neapolitan ragu is a meat sauce made with beef or pork or a combination of both that is cooked slowly with tomatoes. This was the sauce that simmered for hours on the back burner in a large pot on Sunday morning while the family went to mass. Upon returning home, the smell of it permeated the house, and we could hardly wait to have that plate of macaroni mixed with a sauce that was so flavorful and sweet tasting that we wiped our plates clean with a slice of bread to mop up an left behind driblets.
This is a great do-ahead sauce. It can be made 4-5 days ahead, and it can also be frozen for months. This is my grandmother Anna Galasso's recipe, the one she carried with her in her head all the way from Avellino, Italy to her new home in America".
Saving Time, use a food processor to mince and chop the vegetables. To save time, make this sauce on the weekend, and freeze some for future use. Use a food processor to mince and chop the vegetables. NOTE: The sauce (with the meat) can be frozen in batches for future use for lasagne, pasta dishes, with vegetables such as green beans, zucchini, and eggplant, and over pizza.----------For those of you that don't know Maryanne Esposito, let me introduce you to a marvelous cook, who cooks only "Authentic" Italian food, and it is incredible! I had the priviledge of meeting Maryanne at a woman's luncheon many years ago, and she has her own cooking show on Channel 11 in NH. She and her husband, who is a local doctor, live in the next town from where I used to live and work.