Homemade Ravioli Recipe (Ricotta cheese and Beef Ravioli)
Hello everybody! Today I will like to share with you my simple Italian Homemade Ravioli Recipe. In this recipe you will learn how to make homemade ravioli dough and two different types of homemade ravioli fillings; one filling is with ricotta cheese and the other is with beef and pork. Don’t forget to watch my video for step-by-step instructions!
Salt and Pepper
First I will like to start by making the ravioli filling, as this process takes a little more time than making the pasta dough. To make the meat filling, I used a frying pan with 4 table spoons of olive oil, a few cloves of whole garlic and a 1/4 chopped onion. I added in the cubed pieces of beef and pork and fully cooked. Once the meat was fully cooked, I put the meat through a meat grinder. Put the meat in a mixing bowl and added a few pinches of parsley, 1/4 cup of pecorino cheese, one egg, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, and a teaspoon of salt. Mix the ingredients together. The meat mix should look as it does below. If the meat isn’t sticking together properly, you may need to add an extra egg. When done, put in the refrigerator.
To make the ricotta filling, I took about 2 cups of ricotta cheese and added it into a large bowl for mixing. Add a few pinches of chopped parsley, a teaspoon of salt, two egg yolks, 1/4 cup of pecorino cheese or parmigiana cheese and a 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Mix the ingredients altogether. When done, put in the refrigerator.
To make the ravioli dough you will need 3 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of semolina, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Mix them altogether. If the dough looks dry, you may need to add a little bit of warm water, see video. Once the dough is done, place a damp cloth over top of the dough to keep it moist. Cut a small piece from the dough and run it through the pasta maker. You will need to make it really thin, see video. Once thin, you need to add either the meat or ricotta filling as seen in the picture below.
A tablespoon of filling, spaced about 3 inches from each other in two rows. Next you will need to pull over the other side of the dough, covering the filling. You will need to push down on the dough in the empty areas to make little ravioli pods, see video. Use a pasta cutter wheel to cut out the ravioli’s.
Now it’s time to boil the ravioli, it took about 7 minutes for mine to cook. When done boiling, add your favorite tomato sauce on top and cheese. You can also drizzle some olive oil on top of the ravioli and add some cheese as well. Which ever you like. Last step, enjoy! Hope you enjoyed my homemade ravioli recipe.