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bolognese sauce my way

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Carrie R.
C., SC

I have seen Bolognese sauce made on different food shows many times, but there always seemed to be an ingredient or two that I didn't care for. Yesterday I decided to make my own using a little of this and that from several recipes. This is definitely not a quick sauce to make, but it is well worth the effort when you have the time. All the ingredients blend together nicely; one does not overpower the other, but come together to give this sauce such a pleasing flavor! I'm so glad I decided to experiment and give making this sauce a try. I suggest using a Dutch oven/pot with tight fitting lid.

(1 rating)
yield 4 - 6 servings depending on portion size
prep time 30 Min
cook time 3 Hr

Ingredients For bolognese sauce my way

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/4 lb
    bacon, diced and browned
  • 1
    medium carrot, finely diced
  • 1 1/2
    ribs of celery, finely diced
  • 1
    medium onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
    ground thyme, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef and pork (2/3 beef, 1/3 pork)
  • 3/4 c
    dry white wine
  • 1
    14.5 oz. can tomatoes, pureed
  • 3
    whole garlic cloves
  • 3/4 c
    whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make bolognese sauce my way

  • 1
    Heat olive oil in large pot (preferably a Dutch oven) and cook bacon until just crisp, remove bacon and set aside. Add carrots, celery, onion and thyme, saute until vegetables are tender.
  • 2
    Add ground beef and pork, brown. Drain all fat. Add wine to meat and veggie mixture, cook on medium high heat until wine evaporates, then add a splash of olive oil, pureed tomatoes and whole garlic cloves (remove these before serving.) Cook this sauce just on a simmer for 2 hours. If sauce becomes too dry, add beef broth or tomato juice a little at a time, you want your sauce to remain thick. At the end of 2 hours on a slow simmer, add milk a little at a time, keeping sauce thick, and continue cooking on a slow simmer for 1 more hour.
  • 3
    Remove garlic cloves and serve over your choice of pasta. Top with a generous sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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