This is a super easy recipe for ragu. The oven does the work. Low and slow. Pigs cheeks can be ordered from your local butcher. 4 cost me £4.80

oven 140c

4 pork cheeks

1 carrot diced

1 onion diced

2 stalks of celery diced

5-6 sprigs of Thyme

Bay leaf

1 carton passata

Red wine

salt & pepper

1. Season. Pig cheeks. Sear pig cheeks, on all sides in hot fry pan. Transfer to a heavy pan (with lid). Deglaze fry pan with red wine and add this to the heavy pan. Add all other ingredients to pan. Give a good stir. Pop lid on and into oven.

2. Check after 2 hrs. Test tenderness of pork.. it should be fall apart soft. Add a little water if sauce getting to thick. Pop back in oven for another 2 hrs.

3. In the heavy pan shred your pork. Take a potato masher and mash the ragu. Test the seasoning and add desired salt & pepper. It is ready for serving