New Bolognese Recipe
My son mentioned bolognese and I had to make it.
Of course I didn’t have my recipe so I decided to wing it because I have made it so often.
This recipe serves at least eight good eaters with leftovers.
1/2 pound pancetta
8 cloves garlic
5 celery stalks including the leaves
4 big carrots
1/2 cup olive oil
3 to 4 pounds ground veal
One pound ground pork
2 1/2 pounds ground lean beef
8 beef bouillon cubes
3 small cans tomato paste
One large can of diced tomatoes with the juice
2 cups white wine
One cup cream
One cup milk
One teaspoon oregano
Two teaspoons thyme leaves not ground
One teaspoon black pepper
One teaspoon salt then add more if needed
Take out a big pot
Place the pancetta into the food processor and process till it is tiny diced pieces.
Place into the pot and cook till it is rendered down ,brown and smells great.
Add the garlic, onions, celery and carrots into the food processor and add to the cooked pancetta.
Cook about ten minutes on medium heat till everything is soft.
Add the 1/2 cup oil and the veal, pork and beef.
Stir often to break down the meat into small pieces.
When it is fully cooked try to skim off some of the fat but leave the delicious juices
Add the beef bouillon cubes
Then add the wine and cook down about ten minutes till the wine smell is gone.
Add everything else.
The oregano, thyme, salt, pepper , tomatoes, tomato paste, milk and cream.
Adjust your salt now
This is the time when bolognaise has to be babied.
Put on a medium simmer and stir, stir and stir.
Make sure the heat is not too high and you have a good pot that doesn’t stick.
All the flavors are blending now so keep a lid on and off and stir for about three hours.
I keep mine on the stove and just stir it every ten minutes because I love the smell
You can put it in a crock pot if you like but I really never use one.
Serve with fresh pasta
I always put some sauce in a bowl, then the cooked pasta and then add more bolognaise on top.
Add fresh grated cheese, fresh basil and garlic bread.
This is a great meal