Bolognese Sauce


Bolognese sauce, or ragù alla bolognese, is a complex and flavorful Italian sauce made of beef and pork simmered with tomatoes, onions, celery, carrots, and herbs. This classic sauce is typically served over freshly cooked pasta, but it can also be used as a base for lasagna, a filling for raviol.


Carrots Celery Onions Pancetta (bacon) Mince beef Tomato puree (passata) Bay leaves Basil leaves Red wine Broth  Salt & black pepper Extra virgin olive oil


Prepare the soffritto

In a large saucepan, drain the fat from the pancetta, add a little bit of oil and sauté the soffritto in it.

Add the minced beef and let it cook for 10 minutes.  Add the wine. Let it evaporate.

As soon as the wine has evaporated, add the passata, mix well and turn the flame down to a low level.

Cook over low heat for at least three hours. 

Make lasagna or season pasta with Bolognese sauce.

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