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Pasta Bolognese



Mood: Snuggly

Cost: Cheap

Difficulty: Easy

Rating: XXXX
The Tease
If your gal likes beef, she will love, love, love this.
Factoid
Bolognese sauce (ragù alla bolognese in Italian, also known by its French name, sauce bolognaise) is a meat based sauce for pasta that originated in Bologna, Italy. Bolognese sauce is sometimes thought to be a tomato sauce, but authentic recipes have only a very small amount of tomato, perhaps a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste.



Ingredients
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil

• 1 medium onion, chopped

• 1 lb. ground beef

• 1 small carrot, diced

• 1 stalk celery, diced

• 1 cup dry white wine

• 1/2 cup milk

• 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

• 1 small can crushed tomatoes

• 1 cup beef broth

• 3 tablespoons of tomato paste

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1 teaspoon basil

• 1/2 teaspoon thyme

• 1/8 teaspoon pepper

• 1 bay leaf

Equipment
• Non-stick skillet

• Measuring cups and spoons


Preparation (Do it!)
1. Heat oil in 12-inch, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute 5 minutes.

2. Add beef and cook for about 5 more minutes.

3. Stir in carrot and celery and cook 5 minutes.

4. Stir in wine and cook until evaporated, about 5 minutes.

5. Stir in milk and nutmeg; reduce heat to medium-low and cook until milk is evaporated, about 5 minutes.

6. Add remaining ingredients (herbs, beef broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, milk and bay leaf) and simmer uncovered 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

7. Serve with your favorite pasta and lots of Parmesan cheese!




Comments (1)

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I just discovered this site (love the idea!) and made this dish tonight for a date and I. I'm a pretty amateur cook, but this came out excellent!

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