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 .