Start by roughly chopping the
Celery (1 stalk)
, and cutting the
Pancetta (2/3 cup)
Mix all chopped up ingredients together and combine well using a hand blender.
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)
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.
Ground Beef (1.1 lb)
Ground Pork (7 oz)
to your Bolognese sauce mix, breaking down the chunks of meat using a wooden spoon as you cook it.
Next, you can sprinkle a generous amount of
Salt (to taste)
Dried Oregano (to taste)
, along with a glass of
White Wine (8 oz)
Leave the Bolognese sauce to simmer for approximately 5 minutes, stirring every so often. This should start to bubble as the wine evaporates.
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.
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.
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.
In the meantime, boil
Water (20 3/4 cups)
in a second pot and add
Rock Salt (1 Tbsp)
, leaving it to dissolve.
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.
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.
Next, add the strained pasta into the pan along with 2 spoonfuls of pasta water.
Mix this through until the pasta is completely lathered before adding another generous amount of Bolognese sauce and mixing again.
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.