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Ingredients

How to make it

  • For the pasta:
  • In a bowl, place the flour and the eggs
  • Stir with a fork to combine
  • Add the water
  • Continue mixing until all is well combined
  • Knead gently for about 5 minutes, then allow the dough to rest for ten, covered, so it doesn’t dry out
  • After the resting period, break off fist-sized pieces of the pasta dough
  • Keeping it well floured, roll the piece between the palms of your hands
  • Next, place the chunk on the pasta machine (I use a hand-crank, because I find it gives the best control) on setting no. 1
  • Pass it through.
  • Turn the control knob to 2nd position, and pass the dough strip through again.
  • Continue increasing the pressure size until the pasta strip is about 1/8th of an inch thick
  • Now it’s ready for you to add the filling.
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  • The ravioli prep:
  • Break the meat ( see under ‘the filling’) into small enough bite-size pieces to fit on the pasta, as illustrated in the pics provided.
  • Top each bite with grated old cheese.
  • Don’t overcrowd, or it will not seal and cut properly!
  • Either fold over the other half of the pasta strip, OR make 2 strips, and set one on top of the other.
  • Press down in between each bite to mark where you will cut with the cookie cutter.
  • Press with the cookie cutter to bind both edges.
  • Press and TWIST at the same time to ensure an even cut is made.
  • Place the ravioli shapes on a plate, and allow to air-dry.
  • Turn them over to dry the undersides after 1/2 hour or so.
  • Leave air-drying until you’re ready to cook them.
  • The drier they are, the better…
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  • The filling:
  • Start with 2 slices of bacon in a saucepan.
  • When cooked, break up into pieces.
  • Add the ground beef.
  • Add the dried onion
  • Add the garlic powder
  • Add salt to your preference of taste
  • Simmer until the meat is cooked; turn off the heat.
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  • The sauce:
  • To the remaining meat in the pan, add the can of tomatoes and 1 cup of cold water.
  • Add salt to your taste preference.
  • Add the green onions
  • Add the dry red wine
  • Simmer over low flame until the sauce begins to reduce
  • =======================================
  • To cook the ravioli:
  • Add the ravioli directly to the sauce, and simmer until the pasta is tender.
  • Cover with a lid to steam the pasta thoroughly.
  • =======================================
  • NOTES:
  • This is a very EASY dish, even though it might sound complicated.
  • The only tricky part is in making the pasta.
  • I’ve made pasta from ‘scratch’ for years, and it DOES take practice.
  • So don’t be too critical of yourself if you make it for the first few times, and it doesn’t work out!!!
  • If I can help walk you through it, PLEASE don’t hesitate to give me a shout.
  • It is really not as hard to make as you might think.
  • One word of advice --- don’t attempt to make pasta on a humid day.
  • The humidity will not permit the gluten in the flour to work as well.
  • Have fun with this recipe.
  • It’s ALL homemade, and delicious.
  • HAPPY COOKING! :+D
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    " It was excellent "
    kitchenwhizzer ate it and said...
    YOU ROCK! I love ravioli. And the star shapes look awesome!
    FIVE, FIVE, FIVE!
    Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    chef_irish ate it and said...
    FABULOUS....100...Ooops Only 5
    Deserves The Highest Though...Good Stuff!
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  • theoldrecluse 6 years ago

    DOWNRATED BY insane MOUNTAIN MAMA in one of her usual childish fits of jealousy.

    Recluse
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  • binky67 6 years ago
    Chef Elaine, WOW!!!!!! I'm out of words for this one as you have outdone yourself!!!!! 5555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555
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    " It was excellent "
    lasaf ate it and said...
    I have got to get a pasta machine. This recipe will be lurking in the back of my mind until I make it. Your recipes and directions are wonderful. Thanks for all the effort you put into this.
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    " It was excellent "
    frodo ate it and said...
    came back and corrected it....i must fo got
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    You've really outdone yourself this time! This is fantastic! Love everything about it!
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    I was just waiting for you to post this & it is beyond my expectations. Incredible recipe.Now I get to try my pasta machine. 5x5x5x5
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    i swear im batting a thousand when i click on the forks lately it just doesnt show up sorry
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  • theoldrecluse 6 years ago
    Chef Elaine, I really like this. Your directions also.
    I have a ton of ground beef in the freezer. when I slaughter my cows, there is always a lot of meat left to be ground, so we literally never run out. Thanks.

    Recluse
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    " It was excellent "
    laurieg ate it and said...
    I wanna come eat at your house!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    dagnabbit ate it and said...
    Definitely a FIVE, you crazy little cheffie! Candy and I raved for days after tasting this when you made it before for us.
    DAMN I wish we could give you TEN on this sucker!

    Pete:)
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    FFF groupies..say..55555! good one chef E!! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    meals4abby ate it and said...
    Yesss...Now that's what I'm talkin' about!! Thanks, Elaine, you rock!
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  • mrtnzangel8 6 years ago
    Oh wow, love the star shapes. :)

    And your 30 min prep, would be at least an hour for me. LOL

    Soon as I get me a pasta machine.....I'll be back. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    omg elaine fabulous darlin' fabulous and those pictures what a winner indeed very nice job does your fingers hurt you had to type so much hahaha
    well worth it ...............a ten!!!!!!!!!!!!

    tink
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    " It was excellent "
    frodo ate it and said...
    damn girl...took you an hour to type that!
    i give you a 5 just for the labor!!!!
    and another 5 for the recipe...
    we need some of those smilley, gremlin things
    so i can put smilleys on my comments
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