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Sublime Pork Ragu

As someone raised Jewishly, cooking pork did not come with the upbringing. However, I love pork’s delicate qualities and versatility as a protein. This dish is a big family favorite, and no matter how many pounds I make, it disappears rapidly. I use the combination of the Instant Pot to quickly cook the pork with all the flavors under pressure which helps this denser piece of meat to melt its connective fibers into a tender ragu. For serving purposes, this can be served over a bed of perfectly cooked pasta, or over brown rice, or over polenta, or for the paleo types, over cauliflower rice. Ingredients: 3-4 lb pork butt (the butt is actually the shoulder) 8 cups of chicken stock (preferably homemade) 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes (preferably san marzano) 3 bay leaves 1 teaspoon of kosher salt 1.5 cups of chopped onion 6-8 cloves of crushed/minced garlic 1-2 carrots, diced 1-2 stalks of celery, diced 1 teaspoon sugar 1 parmesan rind 1-2 teaspoons dry oregano 1 teaspoon dry thyme 1/4-1/2 cup of …