Best Ever Bolognese Sauce

Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil
2 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
1 cup yellow or white onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup carrot, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 pound ground veal
1 pound ground pork
1 cup dry red wine
2 bay leaves
2 14-ounce cans beef broth
1 1/2 cups canned tomato puree
1 pound uncooked pasta
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

1
Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon and sauté until just beginning to brown (about 5-6 minutes).
2
Add onion, celery, carrot, garlic, and thyme; sauté 5 minutes.
3
Add veal and pork; sauté until brown and cooked through, breaking up meat with spatula, about 10 minutes.
4
Add wine and bay leaves and simmer until liquid is slightly reduced, about 10 minutes.
5
Add broth and tomato puree, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sauce thickens, stirring often, about 1 hour.
6
Season with salt and pepper.
7
Boil pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but al dente (firm to bite), stirring often. Drain. Transfer to pot with sauce; toss.
8
Serve with Parmesan.

 



Comments

Kat Dennis's picture

Looks yummy, can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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A really good, authentic Bolognese sauce takes time and love. Serve this on top of your favorite pasta, like spaghetti or pappardelle.

Other Names:

Bolognese Sauce

Yield:

4-6 servings

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Friday, January 13, 2012 - 12:17pm

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