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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ragu Recipe for a Good Start

The saying goes "the stomach is the way to a mans heart" Ragu is looking to find out what your thoughts are behind giving your kids a good start to life. One thing we can all do is to prepare a hearty meal that will give them a break and a smile. Do you have a speciality you love to cook your family? Does your family have a special dish that they love? Would you care to share your favorite recipe? Ragu is sponsoring a contest where the winner will be selected from all sorts of special dishes. The Recipe for a good start contest opened on March 1, 2010 and will end March 31, 2010 You can enter the contest as well by sharing your favorite recipe that is prepared using Ragu sauce and what you think it takes to give kids a good start in life.

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces
15 1/2 ounces can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
15 ounces ragu robusto
29 ounces canned Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
4 1/2 ounces jar sliced mushrooms, drained
1 cup bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon garlic powder, or to taste
1 cup water
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
6 ounces uncooked thin spaghetti, broken in half

Combine all ingredients except spaghetti in crock pot. Cover and cook on LOW 4-5 hours. Stir in spaghetti. Cover and cook on HIGH for 45-50 minutes until pasta is tender.

Follow this link to enter your recipe in the contest where judges will select the top 3 contenders. These three will have the chance to prepare their dish in New York City August 2010. The recipe will also be shared and voted on by those visiting the contest site. The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship for their child.


  1. Thank you for sharing this, funny thing is I just posted a Ragu easy recipe yesterday. I will send it to them. My family loves it!

  2. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to say for Crock Pot Wednesday this week. Mister Linky is up and ready for your link. Thanks so much for joining me.


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