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Homemade Tiny Ravioli

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ricotta cheese/Dry cottage cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Mozzarella cheese 8 Ounce, shredded (1 packet)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash, freshly ground
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Lard 1 Tablespoon
  Boneless chuck/Boneless round 2 Pound (1/2-inch cubes)
  Sweet italian sausages 1⁄2 Pound, sliced
  Carrots 2 Large, finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Italian tomatoes with tomato paste and basil leaf 2 Can (20 oz)
  Salt 3 Teaspoon
  Oregano leaf 1 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon, freshly ground
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon, grated (for garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Sieve flour and salt onto a wooden board. Create a depression in the centre. Into the hollow, add oil, eggs and water. Knead the ingredients together into a stiff dough.
2) Without adding any more dough, knead for about 10 minutes till it becomes soft and elastic.
3) Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes.

MAKING
3) In a medium bowl, add ricotta cheese or cottage cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, salt and pepper. Mix well.
4) Take the rested ravioli dough and divide into two equal portions. On a lightly floured board, roll out each portion into 22X16-inch rectangles.
5) Slice the dough crosswise into half. Take 1/4 teaspoon of the cheese filling and place on half the dough at 1-inch intervals. Place the other half of the dough over the cheese filling. Using a 1-inch round cutter, cut the 1-inch raviolis. Keep aside the trimmings from the dough.
6) Make about 100 raviolis using all the leftover dough. Arrange the raviolis on a clean towel.
7) In a large kettle, boil water along with a little salt. Add in about 25 raviolis at a time. Cook for about 7 minutes or till they float to the top.
8) Remove the raviolis with a slotted spoon onto the serving platter.
9) Meanwhile, prepare the homemade sauce. In a large kettle, add in the olive oil, vegetable oil, butter or margarine and lard.
10) Add in the chuck or round along with the sausage, a few pieces at a time. Once browned, remove them onto a paper towel. Add in the onion, garlic and carrots into the kettle. Saute till they soften. Add in the tomatoes, salt, oregano and pepper. Add the meat back in.
11) Let the sauce come to a boil. Turn down the flame and cover the kettle.
12) Let the sauce simmer for about 2 hours or until the meat becomes tender and the sauce thickens. Add in parsley and additional seasoning, if required.

SERVING
13) Serve the stuffed ravioli with homemade sauce and grated parmesan cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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