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Comforting Beef Bolognese

Serves 8
Cuisine: Italian
Category: Pasta & Rice Dishes
Bring the flavor of Italy to your table with this comforting Beef Bolognese. This authentic and traditional recipe is perfect for a weekend family meal.
Prep Time
15 mins
Other Time
Cook Time
1 hr 45 mins
Total Time
2 hrs
  • 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® 90/10 ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces (3-4 slices) bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 6 ounces (1 small can) tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pound whole wheat fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf Italian parsley
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  1. Heat large sauté pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add oil to coat pan. Cook onion, carrot and celery until onions start to become transparent, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic, bacon and ground beef; break up and cook until no pink remains.
  2. Add wine and stir 2 minutes, scraping any brown bits from bottom of pan. Add tomato paste, stock, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, simmering for 1 hour uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  3. Heat milk in separate saucepan over medium heat until hot to the touch without boiling, 2-3 minutes. (or microwave milk for 1 1/2 minutes on high.) Stir milk into sauce about a 1/4 cup at a time until absorbed. Simmer, nearly covered, for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Combine pasta with half of the Bolognese sauce and parsley; then plate, topping with remaining sauce, parsley and grated cheese to taste.
Calories: 508cal total
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