The classic Italian beef sauce. Can simmer on the stove for hours at extremely low temperature to develop deeper flavors, but be sure to check on it occasionally.
Heat oil in a 12-inch non-corrosive skillet over medium heat. Add onion; saute until soft, about 4 - 5 minutes. Add beef and cook, breaking up meat into fine pieces, just until meat loses its raw color, about 6 minutes. Do NOT brown meat.
Stir carrot and celery into meat mixture; cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Stir in wine; cook until wine is evaporated, 4 - 6 minutes. Stir in milk and nutmeg; reduce heat to medium and cook until milk is evaporated, about 3 - 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
Press tomatoes and their liquid through a sieve into a bowl; discard seeds. Stir sieved tomatoes, beef broth, tomato paste, salt, basil, thyme, pepper and bay leaf into meat mixture. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid is evaporated and the sauce is thick, 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Remove and discard bay leaf.
Just before serving time, cook perciatelli or spaghetti in a large kettle of boiling salted water just until al dente, 8 - 18 minutes depending on thickness of pasta. Drain well. Ladle meat sauce over spaghetti in a heated bowl. Sprinkle cheese on top.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (369g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 157 (22%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 17.4g||23 %|
|Saturated Fat 6.7g||33 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 7.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.4g|
|Cholesterol 81.6mg||25 %|
|Sodium 396.2mg||14 %|
|Potassium 941.7mg||25 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 91.7g||27 %|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||20 %|
|Sugars, other 86.7g|
|Protein 42.2g||60 %|
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Calories per serving: 713
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