Vegetable Ragu

Number of Servings: 8 (609 G)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Vegetable Ragu

A ragu is a slow-cooked tomato sauce that’s wonderful for a slow weekend dinner. Start it mid-morning and let it cook all day. Your house will smell amazing, and your taste buds will thank you come dinnertime.


  • 2 ½ lbs. eggplant
  • ½ cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 large carrots, finely diced
  • 3 pounds mushrooms, finely diced
  • 12 oz. beer
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 (28 oz.) cans no-salt-added whole tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Drizzle whole eggplants with half of the oil, wrap in foil, and place on a baking sheet. Roast until eggplants are thoroughly soft, 1 hour, and remove eggplants. Lower oven temperature to 350ºF.
  2. When eggplants are cool enough to handle, scoop the flesh into a bowl.
  3. While the eggplant roasts, set a wide, heavy-bottomed pan over medium-low heat and heat the oil. Add the onion and carrot to the pan and cook until very soft, 15-20 minutes.
  4. Raise heat to medium and add the mushrooms. Cook, stirring frequently, until all of the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms are thoroughly browned, 30-45 minutes.
  5. Stir in beer and garlic and simmer until liquid has evaporated.
  6. Stir in the tomato paste and pepper flakes. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add the eggplant, the tomatoes and their juices, soy sauce and bay leaves. Transfer pan to the 350ºF oven and roast, uncovered, for 2-4 hours.
  8. Stir in the balsamic vinegar just before serving and serve hot over pasta or polenta.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 609G

Amount per serving
Calories 265
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 265mg 12%
Potassium 1425mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9.5g 32%
Total Sugars 14g
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 8%
Iron 15%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin E 25%
Vitamin K 20%
Thiamin 120%
Riboflavin 70%
Niacin 70%
Vitamin B6 35%
Folate 0%
Vitamin B12 4%
Biotin 100%
Chloride 6%
Pantothenate 60%
Phosphorus 20%
Iodine 4%
Magnesium 15%
Zinc 20%
Selenium 35%
Copper 90%
Manganese 30%
Chromium 0%
Molybdenum 40%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Eggplant, Beer (water, Barley, Hops And Yeast), Onion, Olive Oil, Carrots, Tomato Paste, Soy Sauce (soybeans, Salt, Wheat), Garlic, Balsamic Vinegar, Red Pepper Flakes, Bay Leaf.

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