Spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce
|1 tablespoonunsalted butter|
|1 tablespoonextra-virgin olive oil|
|4 garlic cloves; minced|
|3 ounces thinly sliced pancetta; finely chopped|
|1 mediumcarrot; finely diced|
|1 mediumonion; finely diced|
|1 celery rib; finely diced|
|1 poundcoarsely ground beef chuck|
|1 poundcoarsely ground pork|
|1/4 poundmortadella; cut into 1/4-inch dice (optional)|
|1 tablespoontomato paste|
|1 cupdry white wine|
|One; 28-ounce can Italian whole tomatoes|
|1 1/2 cupschicken or beef stock or low-sodium broth|
|1/4 teaspoonfreshly grated nutmeg|
|3 tablespoonschopped flat-leaf parsley|
|2 tablespoonschopped basil|
|Salt; and freshly ground pepper|
|1/4 cupheavy cream|
|Freshly; grated Parmesan cheese|
Spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce Preparation
1.In a medium enameled cast-iron casserole, melt the butter in the oil. Add the garlic, pancetta, carrot, onion and celery and cook over moderately low heat until the onion is golden, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the ground beef and pork and cook over moderate heat, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until no pink remains, about 8 minutes.
3. Stir in the mortadella and tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes. Add the wine and cook, stirring, until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juices, the stock, nutmeg and 1 tablespoon each of the parsley and basil and bring to a boil.
4. Season with salt and pepper and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until very thick, about 1 1/2 hours. Keep warm.
5. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain and return it to the pot.
6.Stir the cream and the remaining 2 tablespoons of parsley and 1 tablespoon of basil into the meat sauce. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, then add 2 cups to the spaghetti and toss. Transfer the spaghetti to a large bowl, top with the remaining sauce and serve. Pass the Parmesan cheese at the table.
The Bolognese sauce can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Link to another BigOven recipe
Add a link to another recipe! What would you serve with this?
You may also enjoy
There are no reviews yet for Spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce. Be the first to review it!
Blogger? Grab a link to this recipe
Add to on:
Tweets by @bigoven