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Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.6 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth year in a row. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden restaurants have donated nearly 30 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country.




Meat Ravioli

Olive Garden Recipe

Serves 4

2 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 lb ground beef
6 oz Italian sausage, skinned
1 cup red wine
1 (18 oz.) can crushed tomatoes, chopped (ground)
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped (1/4 tsp dry)
1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped (1/4 tsp dry)
Salt to taste
pepper to taste
24 beef-filled ravioli, cooked according to package directions
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Heat oil in a large pan. Add celery, carrot, onion, garlic and cook about 5 minutes. Add meat and cook 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Deglaze pan with wine; let reduce. Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients and stir. Simmer for about 1 hour. Place cooked ravioli in a single layer in a large baking dish. Pour hot Bolognese sauce over ravioli. Place shredded mozzarella evenly over sauce. Place ravioli in a broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Serve immediately.

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