Rigatoni with Beef & Pomegranate Ragu

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Rigatoni with Beef & Pomegranate Ragu
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  • 4Servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 large ribs celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 3/4 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 16 ounces rigatoni
  • 1/2 cup fresh ricotta


In a large pot, heat 2 tbsp. oil over medium-high. Add the beef; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often and breaking up with a spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the celery, shallots and garlic; season. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and 3 tsp. rosemary and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 3 minutes.

Stir in the stock and pomegranate juice. Simmer the ragu over medium-low, stirring often, until the liquid is thickened and saucy, 25 to 30 minutes; season.

In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta to al dente; drain. Return to the pot and stir in the remaining 1 tbsp. oil; season. Divide the pasta among bowls; top with the ragu, ricotta and remaining rosemary.