Pulled pork ragu


Can’t get the family to agree about what to have for dinner? This tasty pulled pork ragu should satisfy everyone’s taste buds.


60ml (¼c) olive oil

2 onions, chopped

4 carrots, grated

1 bunch of celery, chopped

coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 garlic cloves, chopped

45ml (3T) thyme, chopped

45ml (3T) sage, chopped

45ml (3T) rosemary

250ml (1c) red wine

1 can (410g) tomato puree

1 can (410g) chopped tomatoes

1 can (410g) whole peeled tomatoes

250ml (1c) vegetable stock

1kg Eskort smoked pulled pork 


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over moderate heat.
  • Add the onions, carrots and celery to the pot.
  • Season with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. Fry for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Add the garlic and chopped herbs and stir thoroughly.
  • Add the red wine and canned ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the vegetable stock. 
  • Add the pulled pork, stir through and leave to simmer with the lid on for another 20 minutes.
  • Serve with pasta or any of the side dishes coming up in the rest of this week’s recipes.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24