Total Time
2hrs
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Named after the Italian city of Bologna, this classic sauce is wonderful on any pasta of your choice.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Finely chop the celery, onion and garlic (or use food processor).
  2. Add olive oil and butter to deep skillet or pot over medium heat until butter melts and foams.
  3. Add celery, onion and garlic and cook approximately 5 minutes (should be soft but not browned).
  4. Crumble ground beef over sofrito (sautéed mixture) and stir frequently until no longer pink.
  5. Sprinkle flour over beef mixture and mix well.
  6. Add tomato paste, beef stock, red wine and diced tomatoes.
  7. Season with salt & pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  8. Partially cover and cook at least one hour until sauce is thick and rich (may cook up to 3 hours).
  9. Note: Especially good with fettucini and topped with grated Parmesan. Variations of this sauce also add 1 medium minced carrot, 8 gratings of fresh nutmeg, and Italian sausage in place of / or in addition to the ground beef.

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