Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bolognese Sauce

Tonight I made this meat sauce with pasta... easy Sunday night meal...

2 carrots, diced finely
1 small onion, diced finely
4 strips of bacon, diced
1 lb ground pork
1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 cup white wine
1 (28-oz) can tomato sauce
5 sprigs fresh thyme
1 bag leaf
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

cooked pasta

In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, cook bacon over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add onion and carrot, cook until soft, about 6 minutes. Raise heat to medium high and add meat, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon. Cook until meat is browned, about 8 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook another couple minutes. Add wine, reduce sauce by three-fourths. Add 1 cup milk and reduce by half. Add tomato sauce, bay leaf, thyme, 2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour. Stir in 1/4 cup milk. Serve over cooked pasta and top with cheese.

Note: can use any type or combination of meat equally 2 pounds.

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