Bolognese Sauce

Recipe by kiwidutch
READY IN: 5hrs
YIELD: 7 cups




  • In a large skillet, heat the butter and oil over moderately low heat.
  • Add the onion, carrot and celery and saute until the vegetables are soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add the beef and cook slowly, breaking it up with a fork, until it changes color; do not allow the meat to sear or harden.
  • Stir in the prosciutto.
  • Add the wine and simmer until most of the wine has evaporated.
  • Stir in 1 1/2 cups milk and simmer until the milk is largely absorbed.
  • Add the tomatoes, nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover partially and adjust the heat to maintain a bare simmer.
  • Cook 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • During the final 45 minutes, add the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk in 3 batches, allowing each addition to be absorbed before adding more.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning.