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Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

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This recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese, by , is from Eating Under a Tree, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Stephanie Keller
Added: Friday, March 20, 2009


1 tablespoon olive oil
4 ounces pancetta or bacon, diced
1 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
3/4 cup diced carrots
3/4 cup diced celery
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound pork sausage (removed from casings), or ground pork
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup red wine
2 (14.5 ounces) cans crushed tomatoes and their juice
1(14.5 ounces) can tomato sauce
1 cup beef or chicken stock or broth
2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 pound spaghetti
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan

In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the pancetta or bacon. Stir until cooked and brown and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes. Add onions, carrots and celery and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, salt, pepper, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, cinnamon, and nutmeg and cook, stirring for about 30 seconds. Add beef and sausage, and cook, stirring, until no longer pink, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 1 or 2 minutes. Add wine and cook, stirring, to deglaze the pan and remove any browned bits sticking to the bottom of the pan, and until half of the liquid is evaporated, about 2 minutes.

Add tomatoes and their juices, tomato sauce, beef broth, and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, to keep the sauce from sticking to the bottom of the pan, until the sauce is thickened and flavorful, about 1 1/2 hours. Add cream, butter, and parsley, stir well, and simmer for 2 minutes. Discard the bay leaves and adjust the seasoning to taste. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm until ready to serve.

Cook pasta to al dente. Drain pasta, and return to pot. Add the sauce to the pot and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. It will help the sauce stick to the pasta. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

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8 servings




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