Authentic Bolognese Sauce (Sugo Alla Bolognese)

READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 8 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place the chopped onions, carrots, celery, and garlic clove in a food processor. Pulse the motor until the vegetables are finely chopped.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan set over medium heat. Add the chopped vegetables and chopped bacon (or pancetta, which is an Italian bacon). Stir in the salt, pepper, basil, oregano, and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the ground veal (or beef) to the pot with the vegetables. Cook over medium-high heat, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the meat is no longer pink, about 6 minutes.
  • Stir in the wine, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and the milk (or cream). Add the pinch of ground nutmeg.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Serve over spaghetti, cooked al dente, and pass the grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Mangia!
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