This bolognese sauce is so much more than a meat sauce. Made with ground beef and pork, lots of tomatoes, and a splash of wine this one gets ready in just 45 minutes. Served over your favorite pasta and bread for a complete meal.
Add the pasta. Today I am making spaghetti bolognese and cook for 10 minutes or until al dente (read directions on package)
Remove the spaghetti/pasta from the water and into the sauce.
Alternatively, you can serve the sauce topped over the pasta.
Tips for cooking a good meat sauce
Use a Dutch oven or deep soup pot when making tomato-based sauces as tomato spatters while cooking
Don't make haste, give every step the time it needs to saute, sweat, and stew.
Cook the carrots, celery, and onions until they are soft and translucent so later they will almost disappear in an effort to thicken the sauce.
The fat in the meat will render out and add an additional depth of flavor so try combining meats like beef and pork. If you don't have pork, use bacon or pancetta. Slice them fine and saute them with the onions
Let the meat brown on medium-high stirring of. The caramelization adds depth of flavor to the sauce.
Use a variety of tomatoes - different types of tomatoes bring different flavors and sweetness
If you use fresh tomatoes - cook the sauce for 2 to 3 hours.
Undercook the pasta if you plan to keep it for a while before servings. It will cook further while it sits in the hot sauce.
Make extra sauce but don't drown the pasta in the sauce. Remove some and save for later.
Extra sauce is amazing over pizza!!
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