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Meat Ravioli Fillings with Fonde

Sophie and I have been getting a lot of questions about meat ravioli fillings. The answer is YES! You can absolutely use ground meat fillings. We did a test the other day and here are the results:

                                                          We made a filling out of ground chicken sausage, ricotta, garlic, green onions and an egg. 

                                                          We made a filling out of ground chicken sausage, ricotta, garlic, green onions and an egg. 

                                                               On the left is coarse ground, the right is the batch we ran through the food processor.

                                                               On the left is coarse ground, the right is the batch we ran through the food processor.

                  Coarse ground meat filling, you can see some lumps in the border section. These still cooked perfectly and did not break in the water.

                  Coarse ground meat filling, you can see some lumps in the border section. These still cooked perfectly and did not break in the water.

                              Finely ground meat filling: The meat did a better job of staying in the pockets. (Sophie got a little excited while cutting them).

                              Finely ground meat filling: The meat did a better job of staying in the pockets. (Sophie got a little excited while cutting them).

So in summary, both meat fillings work really well. It basically just comes down to your personal preference. Do you like a more rustic look? Go with a coarse grind. Are you going for a cleaner, more restaurant quality look? Give it a quick pulse in the food processor. Either way, you can't lose!

Michael Finizio

I'm an engineer, a foodie and a woodworker but above all I just love designing products that bring people together. I believe very strongly in the importance of gathering around the kitchen table with the people I love. Combining good food, good wine and good company is the most special moment I can achieve. The inspiration for Repast Supply Co grew from a family reunion when the whole family spent an afternoon cooking together. The adults laughed, drank wine and told stories while the children played and helped roll out pasta dough. This was a very special moment and one I seek to recreate whenever possible.