Maialino Marinara Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Maialino Marinara is a classic Italian dish made with tender pork shoulder cooked in a rich tomato sauce. The pork is slow-cooked until it becomes melt-in-your-mouth tender, and the tomato sauce is infused with garlic, onions, and aromatic herbs. This hearty and flavorful dish is perfect served over pasta or with crusty bread for dipping. It's a comforting and satisfying meal that will transport you to the streets of Italy.

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1hr total
1hr total
Maialino Marinara

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Ingredients for Maialino Marinara Recipe

  • 1/4 pound Pork Shoulder, Cut Into Chunks
  • As required Salt And Pepper, To Taste
  • 1/4 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 0.13 Onion, Diced
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 0.13 can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 0.13 cup Chicken Broth
  • 0.06 cup Red Wine
  • 1/4 Bay Leaves
  • 0.13 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 0.06 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • as per your need Fresh Basil Leaves, For Garnish
  • as needed Grated Parmesan Cheese, For Garnish

Directions: Maialino Marinara Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Season the pork shoulder with salt and pepper.
  • STEP 2.Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • STEP 3.Add the pork shoulder and sear on all sides until browned.
  • STEP 4.Remove the pork from the pot and set aside.
  • STEP 5.In the same pot, add onions and garlic and saut茅 until softened.
  • STEP 6.Add tomato paste and cook for a minute to develop the flavors.
  • STEP 7.Pour in crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and red wine.
  • STEP 8.Add bay leaves, oregano, and basil.
  • STEP 9.Return the pork shoulder to the pot and bring the sauce to a simmer.
  • STEP 10.Cover the pot and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours, until the pork is tender.
  • STEP 11.Remove the pork from the pot and shred it using two forks.
  • STEP 12.Return the shredded pork to the pot and simmer for another 30 minutes.
  • STEP 13.Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • STEP 14.Serve the Maialino Marinara over pasta or with crusty bread for dipping.
  • STEP 15.Garnish with fresh basil leaves and grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • For extra flavor, you can marinate the pork shoulder in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, and herbs overnight before cooking.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can simmer the sauce uncovered for the last 30 minutes of cooking to reduce it.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

Storage and Serving

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, gently warm the Maialino Marinara in a pot over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve the dish over freshly cooked pasta or with crusty bread for dipping.
calories per serving
22 g Fat< 1 g Protein2 g Carbs1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp