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Hearty Bolognese Sauce

Indulge in this rich and flavorful Bolognese sauce, made from marbled ground beef, fresh vegetables, and savory seasonings. Served over pasta and topped with freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano, it's the ultimate comfort food.
4
3 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME
669
CALORIES
$2.17
PER SERVING
Hearty Bolognese Sauce
Directions
8 STEPS
15 min
PREP TIME
3 hr
COOK TIME
3 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME
1
In a heavy-bottomed pot or enameled cast-iron pan, heat vegetable oil and 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent.
2
Add chopped celery and carrot, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring to coat the vegetables.
3
Add marbled ground beef chuck to the pot along with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Crumble and stir the meat until it's browned and no longer pink.
4
Pour in whole milk and let it simmer gently, stirring frequently, until completely absorbed by the meat.
5
Stir in ground nutmeg.
6
Add dry white wine and let it simmer until evaporated. Then, add diced canned plum tomatoes along with their juice and mix well.
7
Reduce heat to low and let the sauce simmer gently, uncovered, for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. If the sauce starts to dry out, add 1/2 cup of water as needed, making sure no water remains at the end and the fat separates from the sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
8
Cook pasta according to package instructions, reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water, and drain. Toss pasta with the Bolognese sauce, remaining tablespoon of butter, and a splash of reserved pasta water if needed. Serve with freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano.
Health Info
Macros
77g
CARBS
25g
FAT
25g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
MILK
WHEAT
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