Pasta Bolognese

Super rich and meaty, bolognese sauce, also called ragù, is a classic Italian sauce served with lasagne or pasta. Its loaded with vegetables like carrots, celery and onions, with tons and tons of meat. Gently simmered for hours to produce a thick and super rich sauce with the tanginess of the best of tomatoes. This recipe is extremely meaty and is slow cooked in a chicken broth to a heavenly perfection.

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Ingredients

  • Pasta of your choice.
  • Beef minced: As much as you like!
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 2 red and juicy diced tomatoes
  • Chicken broth
  • Tomato paste
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Olive oil 3-4 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Prepare pasta as you would normally.

To prepare the sauce:

  1. Heat olive oil in a sauce pan.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté till it turns little brown and aromatic.
  3. Add the onions, sauté till translucent.
  4. Add the grated carrots.
  5. Add in the minced beef and cook until the meat starts to click and change color
  6. Add the diced tomatoes and the tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes until nice and combined.
  7. Add some freshly ground pepper and salt to taste.
  8. Pour the chicken broth and bring to boil. Add cilantro.
  9. Gently simmer for 2-2.5 hours stirring occasionally.
  10. Turn off the heat when the sauce gets thick and all the fat and oil is separated.

Mix the pasta and the sauce. Nicely coat the pasta with sauce.

Notes:

  1. You can add celery or other veggies. I’m not a big fan of veggies hence used just carrots.
  2. You can use canned tomatoes, but I’ve used fresh ones. Just make sure to pick nice and red ones coz the flavor of tomatoes is predominant in the sauce hence its important to use really nice ones.
  3. Spaghetti goes really well with this sauce but I used fusilli because thats what I had in my kitchen.
  4. You can use water instead of Chicken broth but I would strongly recommend the broth coz wellll……
  5. Keep stirring every now and then. Also do check for seasoning.
  6. Some serve the pasta and the sauce separately but I like to mix it and i do it on stovetop coz thats the way I like it. With lots of sauce and less pasta. 

 

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