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Spaghetti Bolognese

Made this Bolognese sauce this evening for our dinner , and turned out really delicious ! Although it took a little time , probably about 1.5 hours in total of cooking and prep , it really is worth it !!! My family and i love pasta , and it’s been a while since we had a good pasta dish , glad i made this tonight !!

Oh , and i wanted to mentioned about tomato paste in tube that i found at the local grocery store earlier . Back in Indiana i couldn’t find this tomato paste in tube and as a result , each time i cook something that requires tomato paste , i had to get them in a can , and if i only used 2 tbsp. of 1 tsp. the rest usually just go straight to the garbage can . It is such a waste !!I have been trying to look for tomato paste in a tube , from watching food show i know they’re available , but i guess wasn’t in my area at the time . So , when i saw that earlier , i was excited and i bought it !! It cost me a little over $2.00 ..

So anyway , why did i mention tomato paste ? Because you’re doing to need it if you want to make this bolognese !

You need :

4 slices of bacon

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

about 3/4 cup of diced carrot

about 3/4 cup of celery

1 1/2 cup of onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves , minced

4-5 large fresh shiitake mushroom , diced

1 lb of extra lean ground beef ( 96%)

1/2 lb of ground pork sausage

3 tbsp. of tomato paste

2 bay leaves

2 tsp. sugar

1/4 tsp. of dried oregano

1 cup of good red wine

28 oz can crushed tomatoes

14.5 oz can of tomato sauce

1 cup of beef broth

1. In a large pot , heat the olive oil , add your bacon , cook about 4-5 minutes until fat is rendered . And then add in the celery , carrot , and onion , shiitake mushroom, cook for about 5 minutes .

2. Add the garlic , bay leaves and oregano , sugar , cook for about 30 seconds . Add the beef and pork , cook for about 5 minutes until no longer pink . Then add tomato paste and cook for about 2-3 minutes .

3. Add red wine , and cook until liquid has evaporated , and leaving about half liquid on the pot .

4. Add the crushed tomatoes , tomato sauce and also the beef broth . Bring to boil , then simmer for 1 hour at least .

5. Serve with spaghetti , cook according to direction , don’t overcook . Sprinkle some parmesan if u have on hand and fresh parsley .



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