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Bolognese Sauce is a delicious Italian slowly cooked meat and tomato sauce that is very flavorful, very rich and makes a comforting dish perfect for lunch or dinner.
It is not a quick recipe, the secret of this delightful sauce consists in even the fact that it needs to be cooked for about 2 hours to reach to its fullest richness and intense flavor.
Usually this thick sauce must not be associated with spaghetti but rather with tagliatelle or fettuccine. Enjoy !
3 hr 10 min
- Makes about 4 servings
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 large carrot, finely chopped
- 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3.5 oz (100g), diced pancetta
- 1/2 pound (250g) ground beef
- 1/2 pound (250g) ground pork
- 14 oz (400g) tomato puree
- 1 cup (240ml) milk
- 1/2 cup (120ml) beef broth or vegetable stock
- 1 tsp (1g) oregano
- 3/4 cup (200 ml) white wine
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Parmesan and fresh basil for serving
In a large pan heat oil over medium high heat. Cook the onion, garlic, carrot and celery over medium heat for about 5 minutes until softened, stirring constantly.
Add pancetta and cook for about 10 minutes more until pancetta gets crispy.
Add ground meat and continue cooking until it changes its color. Break up any lumps of meat.
Add wine and cook for 2 -3 minutes to reduce.
Add milk, tomato puree, beef broth or vegetable stock, oregano, salt and pepper, and bring to boil.
Reduce heat, cover and let it simmer for 2- 2.5 hours.
Serve over cooked pasta with grated Parmesan and fresh basil leaves on top.
1 Serving out of 4 – Calories:533, Fat:24.7g, Saturated Fat:7.3g, Carbohydrates:18.6g, Sugar:10.1g, Fiber:3g, Protein:49.5g , Cholesterol:134mg, Sodium 1113mg 48%, Vitamin D 0mcg 2%, Calcium 122mg 9%, Iron 15mg 84%, Potassium 1305m 28%, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet