Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I got this recipe from one of my Mom's cookbooks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add bacon; sauté until beginning to brown, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add onion, celery, carrot, garlic, and thyme; sauté 5 minutes.
  4. Add beef and pork; sauté until brown and cooked through, breaking up meat with back of fork, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add wine and bay leaves.
  6. Simmer until liquid is slightly reduced, about 10 minutes.
  7. Add broth and tomato puree.
  8. Reduce heat to medium low; simmer until sauce thickens, stirring often, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Boil pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring often.
  11. Drain.
  12. Transfer to pot with sauce; toss.
  13. Serve with Parmesan.
Most Helpful

Great, recipe. Simple, easy to make and has a nice fresh flavour that will give you a break from your standard meat sauce. Everyone that I have made this for likes this sauce.

Mark Adam September 25, 2007

Bolognes,I thougt this recipe was very good,it was a really good red sauce for frozen noodles,we really liked this a lot.I didn't know what papardelle pasta was,nor mafaldine either,so I used some frozen reames noodles.It was yummy.Thanks so much,Darlene

Darlene Summers October 24, 2004