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Bolognese Sauce

Categories: Beef, Italian, Pasta, Pork, Sauces
3 qt
Prep Time:
1 hours
Step 1
1-2 slice pancetta
In a large straight sided pan with a heavy bottom, render the pancetta over low heat until it is crisp. Remove the pancetta from the pan with a slotted spoon and set it aside. Turn up the heat under your pan to get it very hot.
Step 2
1.5 lb ground meat • beef, pork, veal or combo
Lightly season the meat with salt and pepper and place it in the hot pan, letting it brown evenly before stirring it around. Break up the meat with the back or a wooden spoon. When the meat is well browned, remove it from the heat and add it to the bowl with the pancetta.
Step 3
1 each spanish onion • fine dice
1 each carrot • fine dice
4 each garlic cloves • sliced
5 each thyme sprig
2 each sage sprig
1 each bay leaf
1 tsp crushed red pepper • optional for heat
Reduce the heat to medium and add the onions and carrots. While they are softening tie the herbs and bay leaf into a sachet. When the onions and carrots are very soft and fragrant, add the garlic and herb sachet. Cook for one minute more until the garlic is fragrant. Add all of the reserved meat back to the pan and mix everything together well. If you like heat in your sauce, add the crushed red pepper here.
Step 4
1.5 cup white wine
1 can tomato puree • (large can)
Increase the heat back to high and add the white wine. Let the mixture simmer until the wine is reduced to au sec. Add the tomato and milk and mix well. Reduce the heat under the pan so the mixture gently simmers and let the tomatoes and liquid reduce by roughly half (it is important not to boil the mixture here as it will result in the meat becoming tough!).
Step 5
3 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup grated parmesan
lemon  as needed
fresh parsley as needed • chiffonade
salt & pepper as needed
When the tomato has reduced add the stock and reduce again, about 20 minutes or until the sauce is thick on the palate. Remove the sauce from the heat and add the parmesan cheese, mixing well to emulsify it in. Taste and season accordingly with salt and pepper. If the flavors are dull add a squeeze of lemon. Season with salt and pepper.


nalgire • 02/07/2018
there is no milk listed in the ingredients
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