Bolognese is a rich, super flavorful and delicious meat sauce named after the city that it originated in—Bologna, Italy. It’s traditionally served over pasta or in lasagna. If you haven’t tried Italian Bolognese sauce yet, you’ve got to try this recipe!
1. Melt butter and swirl in oil in a large Dutch oven. Add onion to the pot and sweat until translucent. Add garlic sweat briefly. Then, add the chopped celery and carrot, stirring well to coat, about two minutes.
2. Add ground beef and pork – along with a generous pinch of salt and a few grindings of freshly cracked black pepper and red pepper flakes. Crumble well with a wooden spoon and cook until meat is slightly pink.
3. Add milk and simmer gently – stirring frequently all the while. Grate fresh nutmeg into the sauce and stir.
4. Pour in roughly half a bottle of wine and simmer until evaporated. Stir in the tomatoes – breaking up the larger pieces with the back of a wooden spoon. (Add a glug of balsamic vinegar now, if desired.) When sauce begins to bubble, turn down the heat to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for 3 hours or more, stirring occasionally.
5. While simmering, add water as needed to keep the sauce from drying out. Once finished, skim the fat from the surface. Adjust seasonings to taste.
6. Toss with your favorite pasta, adding the tablespoon of butter, and garnish with freshly grated Romano or Parmesan.
Adapted from Marcella Hazan
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1632g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 1252 (52%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 139.2g||186 %|
|Saturated Fat 76g||380 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 47.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 7.8g|
|Cholesterol 522.5mg||161 %|
|Sodium 2066.9mg||71 %|
|Potassium 4517.4mg||119 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 181.6g||53 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.8g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 180.8g|
|Protein 111.5g||159 %|
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Calories per serving: 2415
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