Fresh tagliatelle is the traditional accompaniment for this perfect Bolognese Sauce, that pairs well with any flat pasta. Homemade chicken stock is ideal, because it gives the sauce body and a velvety texture as it slowly simmers. This meaty Northern Italian sauce tastes even better the day after it's made.



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  • Melt butter in a heavy large pot over medium heat. Cook onion, celery, and carrots, stirring often, until tender, about 10 minutes. Add beef, pork, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring and breaking up meat with a fork, until meat has cooked through but not browned, about 8 minutes.

  • Add milk and nutmeg. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer gently until liquid reduces by half and meat is above liquid, 20 to 25 minutes. Add wine, and simmer gently until liquid reduces by half, about 15 minutes.

  • Add stock, pureed tomatoes, and 1 teaspoon salt. Gently simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thick, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Season with pepper. Let cool slightly.

Reviews (5)

23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5.0 stars
Rating: 1 stars
Marcella Hazan's much better, just double the recipe, use ground beef and ground pork..... Perfection.
Rating: 5 stars
Great! I grated the celery and carrots and added just 1 minced clove of garlic. I let it simmer longer than all of the suggested times until i liked the consistency. Don't be afriad to start with less salt and add as you go if you want. I thought mine could have done without the full amount of salt instructed. There are so many rich flavors and I don't think it needs much. Makes a lot. Good for a get together and even better left over. Especially great when its cold out.
Rating: 4 stars
Flavorful, full bodied taste. Highly recommend. This is a classic you'll want to keep close by to make over and over again.
Rating: Unrated
this turn out DELICIOUS. It was so good, we could not stop eating it. LisaBrit; Cook longer and it will thicken up. Mine took most of the day...
Rating: Unrated
why is mine so soupy? It isnt thickening as I hoped....