Unwined With This Easy, Authentic Bolognese Sauce

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Unwined With This Easy, Authentic Bolognese Sauce

The Ingredients:

1 pound of ground beef (90/10 lean)
1/2 pound of ground pork (not sausage)
2-3 cloves of chopped garlic
Cup of white wine (dry)
1/2 to 2/3 bottle of red wine (Chianti is the preferred choice)
1.5 chopped carrot
1.5 chopped celery
1 large shallot
3 leaves of sage, chopped
1 stalk of rosemary, chopped separated from stalk
1 32 oz. can of whole peeled plum or Roma tomatoes
1 tablespoon of sugar
Salt to taste
1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
1 lb of fresh Tagliatelle, Pappardelle, or Paccheri pasta
Ground or shredded Parmigiano Reggiano
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)


credit: Spicy Southern Kitchen

The Steps:

1 TBL of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a pan.
Put all of the meat in a pot and cook until it is browned, on Medium High Heat
Remove and store in a bowl leaving the juices behind in the pot.Add in another 2-3 Tablespoons of EVOO, medium heat.

Sweat carrots, celery, shallots together until almost soft. Add chopped garlic and sauté for 2-3 more minutes.Add white wine and cook for 5-6 more minutes.

Add meat and the can of tomatoes, red wine, herbs and salt pepper and reduce heat until its simmering with lid, stirring occasionally 3-4 hours until it has been reduced to a nice thicker sauce. Don’t overcook it. the key here is to put it low slow simmer.
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