Meat and Spinach Ravioli Filling Recipe -
Meat and Spinach Ravioli Filling Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Meat and Spinach Ravioli Filling

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"My grandmother made this when I was young. Just found her old recipe book with it in it."

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Original recipe makes 150 ravioli Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer the beef mixture to a bowl. Add the Parmesan, parsley, bread crumbs, olive oil, egg, garlic salt, and pepper and mix well. Run the filling through a grinder until smooth (or puree in a food processor until smooth).
  3. The filling can be kept in the refrigerator for up to four days or in the freezer for up to three months.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 17, 2010

This is just like my Italian grandmother's recipe. The only difference is to add a dash of nutmeg, and use 2 more eggs and omit the olive oil. She also used fresh garlic and a half an onion. It's a Christmas day tradition!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 30, 2012

this reciped was just okay.

Mar 04, 2010

This was very good. I used the larger holes on my grinder but think I'll go for the finer texture next time. I only filled enough ravioli for one meal (it was getting late) and I barely made a dent in the filling; I should have enough ravioli to freeze for several meals. Instead of garlic salt, I used fresh garlic (and salt); I also used a handful of chopped fresh parsley instead of dried. I made it with the Fresh Semolina and Egg Pasta dough recipe and served it with a vodka tomato cream sauce.

Dec 06, 2010

Filling is a good base to start with. I was however only able to get about 30 raviloi not 150. And I also use fresh garlic and onion. I cooked them with the ground beef. I also added some Italian seasoning.

Dec 26, 2011

For the last 6 months, I have been craving the Raviolis, I always ate as a child. I had no idea how to make them. I bought every frozen brand I could find and tried them all, but none was even close to my memories. I tried making from scratch, but the texture was all wrong, and my dough was so thick it was disgusting! Then my son gave me a pasta roller yesterday for Christmas, so I went online to find raviloi recipes that were made of beef and had a smoother texture. I FOUND IT with this one! I made a very small batch to start out and used the accompany pasta dough recipe. They tasted just like I remembered! I made another batch after that. I did use some sausage as a few others recommended and the olive oil. I am freezing most of them so I can eat them whenever I want with my fresh canned Marianna Sauce that tasted like my childhood. That took some trail and error, but now with my sauce readily available and this recipe, I can relive one of my favorite meals as a child. I was so excited to rate this recipe that I became a supporting member tonight. to whomever submitted this recipe, you have my deepest thanks, (but not the few lbs, I will probably gain from eating so many of them!)

Nov 14, 2011

Wow! This was fantastic. I have to give a caveat though. I used sausage instead of beef. Just a regular old tube of mild breakfast sausage. The recipe was perfectly sized for one recipe of pasta dough in my ravioli maker. The flavors and consistency were divine. I think I will make about 1000 of these next time and freeze them so I can eat them whenever I want. SOOOOOO GOOOOOD.

Sep 28, 2011

This was pretty good. put in stuffed shells and topped with homemade tomato basil sauce and mozzarella cheese. Made enough filling to do two full meals, froze the second one for another time.

Jul 17, 2011

use garlic powder


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  • Calories
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 124 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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