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Bolognese Ragu
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16 INGREDIENTS • 16 STEPS • 1HR 30MINS

Bolognese Ragu

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Bolognese sauce smothered over your favorite pasta is known to warm the heart and perfect for any day of the week. This pork and beef based sauce has a special but often forgotten ingredient that makes all the difference…moist, juicy pancetta! The key to keeping Bolognese sauce moist and flavorsome is slow cooking it keeping all the meat luscious and tender.
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Vincenzo's Plate
I'm Vincenzo, a food-obsessed Italian living in Australia who cooks traditional Italian meals with family and friends.
http://www.vincenzosplate.com/
Bolognese sauce smothered over your favorite pasta is known to warm the heart and perfect for any day of the week. This pork and beef based sauce has a special but often forgotten ingredient that makes all the difference…moist, juicy pancetta! The key to keeping Bolognese sauce moist and flavorsome is slow cooking it keeping all the meat luscious and tender.
1HR 30MINS
Total Time
$9.00
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
US / Metric
Onion
1
Onion
Celery
1 stalk
Pancetta
2/3 cup
Pancetta
Ground Beef
1.1 lb
Ground Beef
Tomato Sauce
2 cups
Tomato Sauce
or Tomato Passata
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
as needed
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
White Wine
8 oz
White Wine
Water
8 oz
Water
up to 16 ounces
Salt
to taste
Dried Oregano
to taste
Dried Oregano
optional
Rock Salt
1 Tbsp
Rock Salt
Water
20 3/4 cups
Water
Pasta
to taste
Pasta
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
452
Fat
28.3 g
Protein
33.2 g
Carbs
9.5 g
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step 1
Start by roughly chopping the Carrot (1), Onion (1), Celery (1 stalk), and cutting the Pancetta (2/3 cup) into strips.
step 1 Start by roughly chopping the Carrot (1), Onion (1), Celery (1 stalk), and cutting the Pancetta (2/3 cup) into strips.
step 2
Mix all chopped up ingredients together and combine well using a hand blender.
step 2 Mix all chopped up ingredients together and combine well using a hand blender.
step 3
Place a medium-large size pot on the stove at low-medium heat. Once the pot has started to warm, add 4-5 Tbsp of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (as needed).
step 3 Place a medium-large size pot on the stove at low-medium heat. Once the pot has started to warm, add 4-5 Tbsp of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (as needed).
step 4
When the oil has warmed up, add the soffrito, and combine with the oil using a wooden spoon. Leave the soffrito to simmer for around 10 minutes.
step 4 When the oil has warmed up, add the soffrito, and combine with the oil using a wooden spoon. Leave the soffrito to simmer for around 10 minutes.
step 5
Add the Ground Beef (1.1 lb) and Ground Pork (7 oz) to your Bolognese sauce mix, breaking down the chunks of meat using a wooden spoon as you cook it.
step 5 Add the Ground Beef (1.1 lb) and Ground Pork (7 oz) to your Bolognese sauce mix, breaking down the chunks of meat using a wooden spoon as you cook it.
step 6
Next, you can sprinkle a generous amount of Salt (to taste) along with Dried Oregano (to taste), along with a glass of White Wine (8 oz).
step 6 Next, you can sprinkle a generous amount of Salt (to taste) along with Dried Oregano (to taste), along with a glass of White Wine (8 oz).
step 7
Leave the Bolognese sauce to simmer for approximately 5 minutes, stirring every so often. This should start to bubble as the wine evaporates.
step 7 Leave the Bolognese sauce to simmer for approximately 5 minutes, stirring every so often. This should start to bubble as the wine evaporates.
step 8
Now it’s time to add the bottle of Tomato Sauce (2 cups) and a sprinkle of Ground Black Pepper (to taste) before continuing to mix once again.
step 8 Now it’s time to add the bottle of Tomato Sauce (2 cups) and a sprinkle of Ground Black Pepper (to taste) before continuing to mix once again.
step 9
The final ingredient is 1 glass of water. Add the Water (8 oz) to your Bolognese sauce, mix through and cover, leaving it to cook for 30 minutes. Stir the sauce every 10 minutes so the meat cooks evenly and nothing sticks to the pan.
step 9 The final ingredient is 1 glass of water. Add the Water (8 oz) to your Bolognese sauce, mix through and cover, leaving it to cook for 30 minutes. Stir the sauce every 10 minutes so the meat cooks evenly and nothing sticks to the pan.
step 10
Once 30 minutes have passed, uncover, and mix well using a wooden spoon. At this point, if there are any thick chunks of meat, break them down again using your wooden spoon before leaving the sauce to simmer once more for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes while leaving the lid off.
step 10 Once 30 minutes have passed, uncover, and mix well using a wooden spoon. At this point, if there are any thick chunks of meat, break them down again using your wooden spoon before leaving the sauce to simmer once more for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes while leaving the lid off.
step 11
In the meantime, boil Water (20 3/4 cups) in a second pot and add Rock Salt (1 Tbsp), leaving it to dissolve.
step 11 In the meantime, boil Water (20 3/4 cups) in a second pot and add Rock Salt (1 Tbsp), leaving it to dissolve.
step 12
Once the sauce has finished cooking and your water has boiled, add your choice of Pasta (to taste) to the water and cook according to the packet instructions.
step 12 Once the sauce has finished cooking and your water has boiled, add your choice of Pasta (to taste) to the water and cook according to the packet instructions.
step 13
While the pasta is boiling, prepare a large frying pan for mixing. Place a frying pan on the stove at low heat, and add a generous spoonful (or two!) of Bolognese sauce, covering the bottom.
step 13 While the pasta is boiling, prepare a large frying pan for mixing. Place a frying pan on the stove at low heat, and add a generous spoonful (or two!) of Bolognese sauce, covering the bottom.
step 14
Next, add the strained pasta into the pan along with 2 spoonfuls of pasta water.
step 14 Next, add the strained pasta into the pan along with 2 spoonfuls of pasta water.
step 15
Mix this through until the pasta is completely lathered before adding another generous amount of Bolognese sauce and mixing again.
step 15 Mix this through until the pasta is completely lathered before adding another generous amount of Bolognese sauce and mixing again.
step 16
Serve the Bolognese sauce pasta can be served on a plate or in a bowl – either way, you’ll likely add some extra sauce! You can also add a sprinkle of Parmigiano or Pecorino cheese to the top for some added salty goodness.
step 16 Serve the Bolognese sauce pasta can be served on a plate or in a bowl – either way, you’ll likely add some extra sauce! You can also add a sprinkle of Parmigiano or Pecorino cheese to the top for some added salty goodness.
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Dairy-Free
Beef
Comfort Food
Shellfish-Free
Pork
Pasta
Italian
Vegetables
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