Video:How to Make Bolognese Saucewith Gretchen Siegchrist
Transform a big bowl of pasta into a hearty and delicious meal with this easy recipe for Italian Bolognese sauce.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Bolognese SauceHi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food, and I am going to show you how to make bolognese sauce. This is a delicious, hearty sauce that is great on all types of pasta.
Bolognese Sauce IngredientsFor this recipe you will need:
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
- 3/4 cup finely chopped carrots
- 3/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 pound ground meat (A mix of one third beef, one third pork and one third veal is best, but you can also use all ground beef)
- 1 cup of whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup of dry white wine
- 1 twenty-eight-ounce can of whole tomatoes
Cook Liquid Bolognese IngredientsHeat the oil in a large stockpot over medium high heat. Add the onion, garlic, carrots and celery and cook them for about two minutes, stirring constantly. Add the tomato paste, mix it in, and cook the ingredients for another minute or so.
Add Meat & Milk to Bolognese MixtureNow we will add the meat and cook it, stirring constantly, for about five minutes or so until it browns. Add the milk, salt, pepper and nutmeg to the mixture and cook it, stirring constantly, until most of the milk is evaporated. This should take about ten minutes or so.
Last Steps- Tomatoes and WineNow add the wine and stir it in. Cook this for another ten minutes or so, stirring occasionally, until all of the liquid is evaporated.
Meanwhile, pour the tomatoes into a blender and puree them for just five or ten seconds until they are coarsely chopped. Add the tomatoes to the sauce and bring it to a simmer. Turn down the heat down to low and let the sauce cook for about an hour and a half uncovered. Then you can toss it with your favorite pasta and enjoy.
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