Mario Batali's Fettuccine Bolognese

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by yooper

A hearty, stick to the ribs entree from TV chef Mario Batali. I substitute ground beef for the harder to find veal. Taken from Bon Appetit.

Top Review by greenfinn

Have to say the thyme is way too powerful here, and this recipe is not at all similar to the one listed on food network for Batali.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. heat oil in heavy large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, celery and garlic an saute until vegetables are tender and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes.
  3. Increase heat to high; add veal, pork, pancetta or bacon and saute until meat is brown, breaking up meat with the back of a fork, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes with their juices, 1 3/4 cups chicken broth, milk and thyme.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 1 hour 15 minutes, breaking up tomatoes with the back of a spoon, adding more chicken broth if mixture is too thick and stirring occasionally.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Cook fettuccine in large pot of boiling water just until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally.
  8. Drain.
  9. Add fettuccine to pot with ragu and toss to blend.
  10. Transfer to large bowl.
  11. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmesan.
  12. Serve, passing remaining Parmesan seperately.

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