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Wheat Grains with a Ragu of Lamb and Pork

Wheat Grains with a Ragu of Lamb and Pork


350 g of wheat grains

250 g of lamb

250 g of pork

500 g of ripe tomatoes

Grated ricotta salata to taste

2 hot red peppers

175 ml of extra virgin olive oil



Soak the wheat grains in water overnight. The day after, drain them and cook them in boiling water. When the wheat grains are cooked, season with salt. In the meantime, prepare the sauce by browning the lamb and pork, cut into cubes, in olive oil. Add the peeled, seeded and pureed tomatoes and cook over medium heat. Serve the wheat grains with the meat sauce. Sprinkle with the chopped hot peppers and the grated ricotta salata. Serve very hot.