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Country-Style Bolognese Sauce

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Category: Vegetables, Italian, Beef, Sauces, Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 lb Bacon -- chopped
  • 1 md Onion -- finely chopped
  • 6 Cloves Garlic -- finely
  • Chopped/crush
  • 1 Celery Stalk -- finely
  • Chopped
  • 1 md Carrot -- finely chopped
  • 3 tb Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Lean -- ground beef
  • 1 c Chicken Or Beef Broth --
  • (canned consomme is
  • 1 c Dry White Wine
  • 4 c Canned Peeled Italian
  • Tomatoes -- roughly cut,
  • Undrain
  • 1 sm Can Tomato Paste
  • 1 ts Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 tb Oregano
  • 1 ds Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 ts Nutmeg -- freshly grated


In a small skillet or frypan, fry the bacon. Drain off the fat as it
accumulates in the pan. Remove from skillet when bacon is leathery but not
yet crisp. Distribute bacon on one or two paper towels, roll them up, and
give them a good squeeze so the paper absorbs most of the remaining bacon
fat. Set aside. Heat the oil in a deep, heavy non-aluminum kettle (an
enameled cast iron casserole or large skillet will do) and add the
vegetables. Cook, stirring, over low heat until the onions are translucent
and the vegetables are softened. Add the beef, using a wooden spoon to
break up any lumps. Cook only until the meat loses its raw red color. Do
not let it brown. Add the cooked bacon, broth, and wine, raise the heat,
and cook until the sauce thickens a little. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste,
salt, pepper, oregano, pepper flakes, and nutmeg, and stir well. Taste and
adjust the seasonings. When the sauce begins to bubble, lower the heat and
simmer very slowly, partly covered, for about 4 hours. Stir occasionally to
prevent sticking. Before serving, taste again for seasoning and adjust.

This sauce freezes well and keeps for about a week in the refrigerator. If
you cannot find lean ground beef, pick out a round steak or some sirloin
and have the butcher trim and grind it for you.

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