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Rachael Ray's Big Boy Bolognese

Rachael Ray's Big Boy Bolognese created by IngridH

Racahel Ray taught this recipe to Christian Slater and served it over papardelle noodles. Looked so good, I made it that night! Only thing is I used proscuitto instead of the pancetta as my local butcher didn't have any! I served it over spaghetti squash... I also used some asiago cheese...

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  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the pancetta and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and the fat is rendered, 3-4 minutes. Add the sirloin and pork to the pot and brown for 12-15 minutes. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, 8-10 minutes more.
  • Add the salt, pepper, nutmeg, bay leaves, thyme, marjoram or oregano. Stir in the tomato paste for a minute or so, then add the wine and scrape up all the drippings. Reduce the wine by half, 2-3 minutes, then stir in stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and thicken the sauce for 1-1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally to keep the sauce from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Add the milk or cream and simmer while the water for the pasta comes to a boil and the pasta cooks.
  • When you're ready to serve, bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, then cook the pasta to al dente. Heads up: just before draining reserve 1 cup of starchy cooking water.
  • Drain the pasta and toss it back into the pot it was cooked in, along with the reserved cooking water, about a cup of grated cheese and a couple of handfuls of chopped parsley. Add half the pasta sauce and toss well to coat.
  • Serve the pasta in shallow bowls, topped with additional sauce. Pass the remaining cheese at the table.
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"Racahel Ray taught this recipe to Christian Slater and served it over papardelle noodles. Looked so good, I made it that night! Only thing is I used proscuitto instead of the pancetta as my local butcher didn't have any! I served it over spaghetti squash... I also used some asiago cheese..."
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  1. IngridH
    Rachael Ray's Big Boy Bolognese Created by IngridH
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  2. IngridH
    This was okay. I loved the texture, and how the milk added a creamy rich mouthfeel. However, I thought the taste was very vegetal, in fact the celery flavor came through very strongly. I added more herbs than called for, but still thought it needed more. I would not make this again as written. Made for ZWT7- Emerald City Shakers
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  3. Cadillacgirl
    Racahel Ray taught this recipe to Christian Slater and served it over papardelle noodles. Looked so good, I made it that night! Only thing is I used proscuitto instead of the pancetta as my local butcher didn't have any! I served it over spaghetti squash... I also used some asiago cheese...
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