Bolognese Sauce

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Bolognese is a meat sauce that has many slight variations but the basic ingredients that are common throughout every recipe are Italian soffritto (which is made up of carrot, celery and onion) ground meat (which could be all beef or a combination of pork, veal and beef), and either white or red wine. The variations can include adding milk, a bay leaf, or even pancetta. In my opinion all the recipes are delicious in their own right.

Bolognese Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 lb Ground Veal
  • 1/2 lb Ground Pork
  • 4 oz Diced Pancetta
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1/3 cup Red Wine
  • 2 28oz cans San Marzano Tomatoes, Pureed
  • Rind of Parmigiano (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Into a pan with 3 tbsp of olive oil, add the pancetta and sauté until rendered.
  • Add the carrot, celery and onion to a food processor, and pulse until finely diced. Add that mixture to the pan with the pancetta. Sauté for a few minutes until translucent.
  • Add in the three types of meat and cook until browned and all the water has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add in red wine and cook out the alcohol. **You'll know when the alcohol has cooked out when you don't smell alcohol anymore.**
  • Now add in your puréed tomatoes, stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optionally, you can add in the rind of Parmigiano. It adds amazing flavor!
  • Cover and bring this up to a boil, once boiling lower it down to low medium and let it simmer for at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours up to 2 hours, if time allows.
  • Serve with your favorite type of pasta. I usually serve this with either tagliatelle, rigatoni or long fusilli.

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Bolognese Sauce INGREDIENTS * 1/2 lb Ground Beef * 1/2 lb Ground Veal * 1/2 lb Ground Pork * 4 oz Diced Pancetta * 1 Carrot * 1 Celery Stalk * 1/2 Onion * 1/3 cup Red Wine * 2 28oz cans San Marzano Tomatoes, Pureed * Rind of Parmigiano (optional) * Salt and Pepper to taste #bolognesesauce #pastasauce #meatsauce #italianfood #frannielovesfood #sundaydinner #foodtiktok

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