Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Mom's and My Favorite Meat Spinach Ravioli Recipe

Here is a great combination for a meat lovers Ravioli dish! My mom uses crushed meatballs and fresh sauté spinach, then more mixed together with my Traditional Sunday Sauce,  the next generation these by far are my favorite!
Well here are two ways to do these, quick and easy or homemade,  you choose. I will give you both versions!


Homemade way:
(click links for the recipes)

1 dough recipe for Mom's homemade ravioli dough

1 recipe for meatballs around 12 to 14 meatballs in sauce crushed
(she usually fries the hamburger loose in a pan same mixture to save time then adds sauce.)

Sunday Sauce my Traditional Sauce the next generation

 1 recipe of fresh spinach sauté in olive oil in garlic  


Curt's Traditional Sunday Sauce "The Next Generation"



Make the ravioli dough. Fill them: Stuff them with a mixture of meatballs crushed and 1 package of fresh spinach sauté in olive oil and garlic mixed all together. Using around 1 teaspoon or so depending on the size of the ravioli. Crimp edges with a fork. Seal with some egg wash.
Boil the ravioli in salt water until they float to the top.
Add you favorite sauce. Serve with grating cheese on top and shredded mozzarella.


Easy way for the busy cooks:

2 packages store bought beef ravioli
2 packages leaf frozen spinach thawed and rinsed pat dry
Bottled sauce of your choice
Olive oil
Garlic minced
In a large fry pan sauté garlic with the spinach until soft around 5 minutes. Set aside.
Boil pasta to package instructions, drain, toss in the spinach, then add your favorite sauce. Top with lots of grating cheese and shredded mozzarella.

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